4/2/2012

The U.S. gained an average of 245,000 jobs per month in the three-month period ending in February, according to a monthly survey of employers by the Department of Labor. This week's report for March is expected to show continued job recovery. However, "[t]he flaw in the payroll survey is that it only polls established firms, and so misses employment gains at the very young companies that have historically fueled U.S. job growth," Justin Lahart writes.

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