According to the report released on Friday, April 2 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 916,000 in March, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6.0 percent. As per the BLS, "These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic." Job growth was widespread across the different sectors in March, with notable gains in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, and construction.
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