April 6th, 2012
09:13 AM ET

Hiring slows, unemployment falls

Hiring slowed dramatically in March, clouding optimism about the strength of the recovery, CNNMoney's Annalyn Censky reports.

Employers added 120,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday, marking a significant slowdown in hiring from February, when the economy added 240,000 jobs.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 8.2% as workers dropped out of the labor force.

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  1. AMERICA 1st

    I hope that when the hiring starts up again that only Americans get hired. Dont need any undesireables taking AMERICANS place!

    April 6, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ AMERICA 1st,
      A terrible truth is that I know citizens of other countries who are taking jobs here that USA citizens will not take.
      Far worse, many good jobs here are being taken by foreigners because our citizens CANNOT do the jobs: too many of us are unwilling to study when we are in school.
      It is impossible to "create" enough jobs for all of the Americans who can't do anything worth money.
      When having a doctorate from an American university does not guarantee knowledge of the English language, a lot if unemployment is guaranteed.

      April 6, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Kitness

      Why work when one can milk the system so easily.

      April 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    "...a lot of unemployment," not, "...a lot if unemployment."
    Mi dispiace.

    April 6, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    As @ JI-F stated, the 'undesirables' took jobs and will take jobs when the 'desirables' are unable or not qualified to do so.
    Also these very 'undesirables' have been our need too.

    "Undesirable" is a perceived notion stemming out of bigotry, hate and ignorance.

    April 6, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Lawbreakers have always been viewed as undesireables and always will be. Some, like every single one of our presidential hopefuls, believe that God will take care of the undesireables. Each candidate believes that citizens who don't get with God's program end up burning in a fiery hell forever, as if God extorts people into loving him. Me? I believe both desireables and undesireables end-up in the same place; worm food.

    April 6, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    @ Philip
    That's on the mark.Its the lawbreakers that are 'undesirable' not just 'them' ( that is what was implied by @America 1st). And the last line of your post though a tad distasteful to start the day is true.

    April 6, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mr Dalloway

    Americans for America first!

    April 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    There are a lot of Americans that can, and are, deemed "undesirables" whether or not they have commited a crime.
    As saywhat stated, much of that stems from one's own viewpoint.

    April 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. WallStreetOnePercent

    US population is 310 million, minus all the young and retirees gives you the work force, age 18-64. Of that workforce, 12.7 million cannot find work. That's the 8.2% That's not the biggest part of the problem. 88 million are not working. They've departed the workforce. That is the highest percent in history. They are comfortable on welfare. That is the biggest part of the problem.

    Obama is King of the parasite freeloaders.

    April 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    SPOT'S RACE CONTINUED, 101 – 103
    I did not use the word "undesirable," and I did not comment on its use.
    I commented on a realistic employment situation concerning the USA and addressed in this article.

    April 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Romney/Santorum/Obama/Bush wollf god

    There will be plenty of work for you heathens who refuse to change your ways real soon. It's a place called "hell", and your leaders say it burns for YOU. (both your religious AND your political leaders) Do you believe them?

    April 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Romney/Santorum/Obama/Bush wollf god

    All unrepentant lawbreakers are undesireable and will burn in hell. Next question?

    April 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Romney/Santorum/Obama/Bush wollf god

    ...check that. Burn in hell FOREVER.

    April 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ R/S/O/B wollf god:
      Surely you don't mean, "burn in Hell FOREVER," really?
      No time off for good behaviour?
      If you don't shorten some of the "forever" sentences, there won't be enough 1% tax money to build a sufficient number of Hells to house all of the da-
      Never say forever.

      April 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Only time off for good behavior is in purgatory. Kind of like a mini-hell. But if you get stuck in limbo, you get to see how low you can go.

      April 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Athiest

    What mind conjured a place where humans are burned alive forever? Who would even concieve of such a place? Disgusting.

    April 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ Athiest (sic):
      You are a troll, perhaps PED, and perhaps trying to get a reaction from me: PED knows my views on this matter.
      You did not spell "atheist" correctly, but you may be one anyway.
      You would be well advised to believe in the existence of Hell, because your refusal to accept the simple Salvation from eternal fire and brimstone could be a terrible mistake.
      In reconsidering your position, "Athiest," consider your gambling odds, and you will see that belief is better.

      April 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. richardmrozek

    Indeed, workers lacking high school diplomas saw their unemployment rate jump 6.6 percentage points in June vs. a 2.3 point increase for college grads who has their degree from one of the High Speed Universities

    April 7, 2012 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
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