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U.S. job market takes a break after hiring binge

Published 04/07/2012, The Jamestown Sun

The U.S. job market took a breather in March after its best hiring stretch since the Great Recession. Employers added 120,000 jobs last month — half the December-February pace and well short of the 210,000 economists were expecting. The unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent in February to 8.2 percent, the lowest since January 2009, but that was largely because many Americans stopped looking for work.

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