SLOW AND STEADY

U.S. Adds 175,000 Jobs in February

The numbers are in: U.S. employment numbers saw some growth in February, with 175,000 jobs added. In addition, the Labor Department revised the January numbers up to 129,000 from 113,000 and to 84,000 from 75,000 for December. However, the unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent for February, compared with 6.6 percent in January. Economists had been expecting an increase of roughly 152,000 jobs for February. The numbers were highly anticipated, as U.S. economic growth had slowed at the end of 2013.