Economy Adds 288,000 Jobs In April, Unemployment Falls To 6.3 Percent

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Total non farm payroll employment rose by 288,000 jobs in April while the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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