Unemployment Steady at 8.3%
Economy adds 227K jobs in February, more than expected
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2012 7:44 AM CST
Job seekers stand in line during the Career Expo job fair Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Portland, Ore.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(Newser) – The unemployment rate held steady at 8.3% in February as had been expected, today's jobs report shows. And good news: The economy added 227,000 jobs last month, when only 213,000 had been expected, the Wall Street Journal reports, noting that stock futures were up after the announcement. December and January jobs figures were also revised upward. The result? An average of 245,000 jobs have been added for each of the past three months, which is double the pace the US saw between May and November.

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USLady
Mar 10, 2012 9:40 AM CST
The fact is Americans are strong and fighters and we know how to rise up and get back on our feet even when we have the worst president who has did all that he can to defeat Americans from this progress. oh! but he did help thousands of muslims to have some jobs where they practice sharia law with our animals.That's another story. http://americaimpeachobama.yolasite.com/71.php
USLady
Mar 10, 2012 9:25 AM CST
No thanks to Obama! he will try to take credit for it! but he has done nothing! the fact is Obama has tried all he can to stop jobs! and has caused people to lose more jobs then any president has.Obama is just clinging to Americans progress and using it for himself to make it look like he waved a magic wand and walla walla jobs were created! by him! not so! dream on! Obama has not created zip! what was that saying? My neighbors two dogs have created more shovel ready jobs then Obama!
KeyserSoze
Mar 9, 2012 12:52 PM CST
24+ months of slow, but steady improvement in the economy just makes all you Obama haters tighty whiteys wad up into a small tight ball right into your ass-cracks. Does it feel good? You know who you are, right?