Transcript for Moderate Growth Expected in February Jobs Report
And important news for the millions of Americans who are trying to find a job. A new report today giving us a clearer picture of whether the economy is on the right track. ABC's Rebecca Jarvis is here with those details. Rebecca, good morning. Hi, good morning. The monthly jobs report this morning is expected to show just moderate mediocre growth in February. Take a look at this. We're expecting to hear that 145,000 jobs were created last month. That is a small increase from January but still way short of the Numbers that we were seeing last year. The unemployment rate likely stayed put at 6.6%. The harsh winter weather that we've been having may have taken some of the blame. The snowstorms and record cold have put a real damper on everything from construction to car sales to travel. That's made companies more reluctant to hire so, Amy, we have a long way to go before we see this economy humming. But there is some hope for a spring recovery. Spring forward on your clocks, hopefully the economy can do the
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