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Good U.S. Job News, but Unemployment Still Rises

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Good U.S. Job News, but Unemployment Still Rises

Good U.S. Job News, but Unemployment Still Rises

Good U.S. Job News, but Unemployment Still Rises

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NPR's Jim Zarroli reports that after months of a so-called "jobless recovery," U.S. job creation finally took off in March. In its monthly unemployment report, the U.S. Department of Labor said businesses added more than 300,000 jobs to their payrolls. But despite the good news, the unemployment rate moved one-tenth of a point higher to 5.7 percent, as more people moved into the labor force.