Unemployment Dips Slightly but Critics Demand More Help From Policy Makers

The U.S. unemployment rate dipped slightly to a two-year low of 8.8 percent with the addition of 216,000 new jobs last month, according to Labor Department statistics released this morning. "There is no question the labor market has been picking up speed over the last few months," Leo Abruzzese, director of global forecasting at Economist Intelligence Unit, said Thursday before release of the March report. The February data had been an encouraging sign that labor markets were moving toward...Full Story
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