3 Things to Watch in Friday’s March Jobs Report

The March labor report is released on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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The March labor report is released on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Michelle Meyer, deputy head of U.S. economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, expects the economy to add 190,000 jobs during the month. 'This is pretty close to where it had been trending,' she said. 'Still hoovering right around that 200,000 level and still pointing to a labor market that is expanding.' Revisions could come to the prior month's figures, though Meyer said it's difficult to predict how past reports may be changed. Some 242,000 jobs were created in February, beating expectations by a wide margin. 'I think the takeaway we're going to get from Friday's jobs report is that the labor market is expanding at a pace that's in excess of what would be implied just from the GDP numbers,' she said. TheStreet's Scott Gamm reports from Wall Street.