US added 225,000 jobs in February 2005

US employers created 262,000 jobs in February 2005, as auto workers returned from temporary layoffs and construction activity snapped back from a cold January, according to the Labor Department. The unemployment rate, however, rose to 5.

US employers created 262,000 jobs in February 2005, as auto workers returned from temporary layoffs and construction activity snapped back from a cold January, according to the Labor Department. The unemployment rate, however, rose to 5.4% from January 2005 5.2%, but the gain partly reflected an increase in workers entering the labor force.