Report: US adds 192,000 jobs in March, unemployment at 6.7 percent

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NEW YORK — After a winter slowdown, the job market hit a milestone in March as the private sector finally recovered all the jobs lost in the 2008 financial crisis.

The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percentĀ in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

Those job gains came entirely from the private sector, as government jobs were flat.

Looking strictly at the private sector, that means the labor market is back to its 2008 peak.

Why doesn’t it feel like a recovery?

Given it took four years to get to this point, this jobs recovery has been the slowest on record since the Labor Department started tracking the data in 1939.


  • dobydog1

    most of the jobs created under obama have been part time. what a great way to ‘improve’ the country – the people he can’t remove from the workforce he moves to part-time jobs with no benefits.

  • mojorisin73

    This has been an ongoing problem for years ever since our corporate paid off politicians had this idea of signing government backed trade deals like NAFTA to send our jobs out of the country, both parties are responsible for it.

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