The US continues to face challenges in its labor markets.
125,000 jobs were cut. While the private sector added a less than robust 83,000 jobs. Consensus estimate were for the creation of 110,000 jobs in the private sector.
Over 652,000 people left the labor force.
Average work week hours also declined, from 34.2 to 34.1 hours worked.
The economy continues to experience significant headwinds with cuts from the delayed decision of extended unemployment benefits, to the possible future austerity measures that the US may follow the rest of the world. Time will tell if there will be another jobs bill to stimulus the sluggish recovery.