The One Number That Mattered Most in the March Jobs Report

The One Number That Mattered Most in the March Jobs ReportU.S. businesses added 215,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 5 percent in March from 4.9 percent in February. This rate shows the labor force as a percent of the population. Last month the labor force participation rate was 63 percent, up from 62.4 percent in September.

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