Apr 02

230,000 Private-Sector Jobs Added in March

The economy gained 216,000 jobs in the month of March.   The unemployment rate edge down to 8.8%, the lowest level since March 2009.

The private sector added a total of 230,000 jobs, while local governments cut another 14,000 jobs.

This brings the total net job gain for 2010 to 477,000.

2011 jobs report graph

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

1 comment

    • Centrist on April 15, 2011 at 1:14 am

    So is the Stimulus Plan working? So far, yes.

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