workforce participation en NBC, CBS Blame Weak Jobs Report on Weather, Economists Disagree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks and other media give same excuse as Labor Secretary, but right and left wing experts dispute weather claim. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Many people had high hopes for the December jobs report with economists’ forecasting job gains of around 200,000. The report, which was released Jan. 10, showed only 74,000 jobs added in December.</p><p dir="ltr">That was bad news, especially after 241,000 jobs were added in November. At the same time, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell from 7 percent, to 6.7 percent, primarily because of workforce dropouts. &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media dean baker economists james sherk job gains jobs jobs report labor issues Labor Secretary nonfarm payroll jobs unemployment unemployment rate Weather WorkForce workforce participation Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:54:41 +0000 julia.seymour 45292 at