Jobs report mixed prior to sequester

Mar 08, 2013 | 06:09 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  employment statistics, metals industry, automotive, machinery building, economists, Nigel Gault, Jared Bernstein, IHS Global Insight Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

CHICAGO — Primary metal producers shed 2,900 jobs in February, with employment dipping 0.7 percent, following the loss of only 100 jobs in January, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.

Metal fabrication shops added 5,600 people to their payrolls in February, more than making up for a headcount reduction of 4,900 in January, the not-seasonally-adjusted figures indicate.....

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