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Optimism tested as hirings rise less than expected

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 06:00

Washington EMPLOYERS in the US hired far fewer workers than expected in January and job gains for the prior month were barely revised up, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy, even as the unemployment rate hit a new five-year low of 6.6 per cent. Non-farm payrolls rose only 113,000, the

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