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Boom! Economy Soars with Job Explosion and Unemployment Collapse


Job growth zoomed in March as payrolls jumped by 303,000 and unemployment dropped to 3.8%


The United States’ labor market remained robust in March, exceeding expectations with a gain of 303,000 nonfarm payrolls, significantly surpassing the anticipated 200,000 increase.

This continued acceleration defied initial concerns about a possible slowdown in job creation.

The unemployment rate marginally declined to 3.8% despite a slight increase in the labor force participation rate to 62.7%.

However, the unemployment rate for Black workers witnessed a concerning surge to 6.4%.

Wage growth remained consistent with estimates, rising 0.3% for the month and 4.1% over the past year.

This growth was primarily driven by sectors such as healthcare, government, leisure and hospitality, and construction.

Despite a strong gain of 498,000 jobs in the household survey, the increase in the civilian labor force level was partially absorbed.

However, part-time work exhibited significant growth, with a surge of 691,000 jobs, while full-time jobs declined by 6,000.

Multiple job holders also saw a significant increase.

The labor market’s continued resilience aligns with the Federal Reserve’s inflation concerns, as a strong labor market has been a contributing factor to persistent inflation.

As the Fed cautiously navigates its next monetary policy moves, the labor market data remains a crucial indicator in their decision-making process.

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    “Nonfarm payrolls increased 303,000 for the month, well above the Dow Jones estimate for a rise of 200,000.”

    “The unemployment rate edged lower to 3.8%, as expected, even though the labor force participation rate moved higher to 62.7%.”


    “Despite the move lower in the broader unemployment level, the rate for Black people surged to 6.4%, a gain of 0.8 percentage point, tying the highest level since August 2022.”

    “For instance the level of household employment had grown only modestly over the past year, while temporary employment has declined sharply.”

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