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April Jobs Report: 211,000 Jobs Added; Unemployment At 4.4 Percent

The unemployment rate for black workers has now dropped below 8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Some of April's biggest job gains came in hospitality, health care and social assistance.
Both the national unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, and the number of unemployed people, at 7.1 million, saw only incremental changes in April. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics via St. Louis Fed

The U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs to nonfarm payrolls in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. The number is a sharp rebound from March, when fewer than 100,000

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