916,000 U.S. jobs added in March

Updated: Apr 27


Job growth boomed in March at the fastest pace since last summer, as stronger economic growth and an aggressive vaccination effort contributed to a surge in hospitality and construction jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday.


Nonfarm payrolls increased by 916,000 for the month while the unemployment rate fell to 6%.


Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for an increase of 675,000 and an unemployment rate of 6%. The total was the highest since the 1.58 million added in August 2020.


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