According to the Labor Department, only 126,000 jobs were added last month, far below estimates of 247,000.
The report marked the first time in a year where the job numbers fell below 200,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also lowered the jobs created in January and February by 69,000.
Disappointing job numbers coupled with a decline in durable goods orders in February adds to the concerns about the overall strength of the U.S. economy.
Black Americans continue to suffer the most under President Obama’s economy.
The unemployment rate for all Americans remained at 5.5% but the black unemployment rate was 10%, more than twice the rate of whites at 4.7%.
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