- The unemployment rate fell to 8.1% though private, non-farm employers added only 115,000 new jobs. 154,000 jobs were added in March. Employment gains averaged 252,000 from December through February.
- The number of unemployed persons remained steady at 12.5 million.
- The civilian labor force participation rate dropped to 63.6% from 63.8% as 522,000 people left the workforce all together in March.
- The unemployment rate is 14.5% if you include those who were looking for work but dropped out and are no longer counted in the labor force.
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