Unemployment at a four year low

By WEEK Reporter

Unemployment at a four year low

March 8, 2013 Updated Mar 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Labor Department's Job report for February was released Friday morning, and the results are promising.

The new report drops the nation's unemployment rate to 7.7 percent, which is a four year low.

The report also says that 236,000 new jobs were created, which is better than expected.

Wages also went up and the construction industry had its best month in six years.

However, government workers are still concerned about the effect of the sequester cuts.

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