Economic Report: Analysts blame weather for ‘disappointing’ March jobs report

Here are some early reactions to the March payrolls data, showing just 98,000 jobs created in the month and the unemployment rate falling to 4.5% from 4.7%.

Read more about the March jobs report here.

• “Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the economy added 98,000 jobs in March. While this is considerably lower than the past few months, this is likely due in part to seasonal adjustments not capturing the early March winter storms and a mild pullback after February’s strength and unusually mild weather, and it is just enough to keep up with working-age population growth.

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