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April jobs report: Unemployment rate drops slightly, economy adds 165,000 jobs

Published May 3, 2013 9:32 pm

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What you need to know about the April jobs report, released Friday.

April jobs report: How to understand it

The American economy added 165,000 jobs in April, but the unemployment rate changed little, dropping to 7.5 percent. That's a drop of only 0.2 percent from the month before, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report, released Friday.Here's what you need to know:How do we know about the employment situation?Three major reports on U.S. employment are released each month.Unemployment rate (from the Current Population Survey): Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau ask 60,000 ...

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