Payroll Employment Rises 244,000 in April; Unemployment Rate Edges Up to 9.0%

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—May 6, 2011. Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 244,000 in April, and the unemployment rate edged up to 9.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in several service-providing industries, manufacturing, and mining.

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The number of unemployed persons, at 13.7 million, changed little in April. The unemployment rate edged up from 8.8 to 9.0 percent over the month but was 0.8 percentage point lower than in November. The labor force also was little changed in . . .

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