Jobless Rates Continue To Rise

Jobless Rates Continue To Rise

For three straight months, the nation’s employers have delivered solid job growth, easing some concerns that the economy could be stalling.

Employers added 244,000 jobs in April, more than economists had forecast and an increase from 221,000 in March, the government reported on Friday.

As a measure of how far uphill the economic climb remains, though, the unemployment rate actually nudged up to 9 percent, from 8.8 percent a month earlier. The Labor Department uses a different survey, of households rather than employers, to calculate that rate, which tends to be volatile.

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Jobless Rates Continue To Rise

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