U.S. Economy Added 165K Jobs In April; Unemployment At 7.5 Percent

The U.S. economy added 165,000 jobs in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The unemployment rate is at 7.5 percent. 

Here are BLS’ revisions for previous monthly jobs reports:

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for February was revised from +268,000 to +332,000, and the change for March was revised from +88,000 to +138,000. With these revisions, employment gains in February and March combined were 114,000 higher than previously reported.

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