The winter winds may have subsided, but that hasn't warmed the country's economic chill.

Employment numbers released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a steady, but slower-than-anticipated job growth, offering guarded optimism for an eventual economic recovery, according to Mark Hamrick, Washington, D.C., bureau chief for

"There have been high hopes coming out of this miserable winter that the economy will improve with the weather," Hamrick said. "But those looking for an economic sprint may have to realize that it's going to be more like a trot."

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