The economy added only 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent, slightly below February’s rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Which sectors added more jobs than others? Here’s a look.
Professional and business services The professional and business services sector, which consists of jobs such as computer systems design and engineering, saw big gains in March, adding 51,000 jobs. Most of the jobs were added in the technical sector as well as the administrative and support services subsector. This year, the demand for visas for skilled foreign workers, a large majority of whom work in the technology sector, is expected to exceed supply. Chip Chipman/Bloomberg News Buy Photo