The Canadian PressFebruary 8, 2014 02:35
Weak US jobs report still provides cause for hope
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second straight month, weak U.S. job growth has raised concern that the economy has lost the vigour it showed late last year.
A tepid gain of 113,000 jobs in January followed December's puny increase of 75,000 — far below last year's average monthly gain of 194,000.
Yet the jobs report the government issued Friday offered cause for optimism. Solid hiring last month in areas like manufacturing and construction point to underlying strength.