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U.S. Saw Strong Job Growth in April

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U.S. Saw Strong Job Growth in April

U.S. Saw Strong Job Growth in April

U.S. Saw Strong Job Growth in April

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American employers went on a hiring spree in April, adding 288,000 jobs to payrolls, the U.S. Department of Labor reports. It was the second month in a row of surprisingly strong job growth, and the results lowered the nation's unemployment rate to 5.6 percent. Employment gains were broad-based and include manufacturing — a sector that has lagged behind the rest of the economy. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.