U.S. Hiring Slows in April, Missing Expectations With 266,000 Jobs Added Last Month

Hiring in the month of April across the U.S. showed a major slowdown from the month prior, with just 266,000 jobs added. The Labor Department's report was a major miss from some estimates that put the number closer to one million. The unemployment rate ticked higher to 6.1%, up from 6% reported in March. On the Job: The April Jobs Report breaks down the numbers in real time.
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