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Word on the Street: Economy

The drop occurred in part because more Americans

The drop occurred in part because more Americans stopped looking for work. (January 10, 2014 5:54 PM)

Despite the busy holiday season, U.S. employees only added 74,000 jobs in December, below the average gain of 214,000 jobs in recent months, according to the December labor report. The drop occurred in part because more Americans stopped looking for work. Cold weather may have also slow hiring, as construction firms cut 16,000 jobs last month. News 12 asked residents what they thought about the...

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