U.S. unemployment rate remains unchanged 3.8 percent in MarchChristian Fernsby ▼ |
America The U.S. economy added 196,000 jobs in March
The U.S. economy added 196,000 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday.
Health care, professional and technical services both saw notable job gains, adding 49,000 and 34,000 jobs respectively in March, the bureau said.
For all employees on private nonfarm payrolls, the average workweek rose by 0.1 hour to 34.5 hours in March, as their average hourly earnings rose by 4 cents to 27.7 U.S. dollars.
Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls have increased by 3.2 percent. ■
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