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April Jobs Report: Overall Economy Hires Up 428,000. Manufacturing Adds 55,000

posted on May 10, 2022

Despite persistent reports of a tight hiring market, U.S. manufacturing firms hired a healthy 55,000 more workers in April, up from 43,000 hired in March. The strong employment gains for manufacturing fit in with the rest of the economy, which added 428,000 new hires last month. Despite those gains, the unemployment rate remained stable at 3.6%. Read more