Agence France-PresseMarch 5, 2014 12:02
US businesses added just 139,000 jobs in February, modest growth due in part to bad winter weather and job losses in financial services, payrolls firm ADP said Wednesday.
Last month's job expansion was well below the average of 186,000 over the prior 12 months. The reading missed expectations of 150,000 net new jobs.
ADP significantly revised downward January's number to 127,000 jobs, from the prior estimate of 175,000.