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April Jobs Numbers: Grim But Not Getting Worse

The April employment numbers are out and somewhat more positive although the underlying data is only marginally better. The headline number, the unemployment rate, rose to 8.9% for April versus 8.5% for March. Overall, employers cut 539,000 jobs in April. A rise in government jobs, up 72,000, helped the overall picture. Private sector job cuts […]