April non-farm payrolls jump 290K

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- APRIL 2010

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 290,000 in April, the unemployment rate edged up to 9.9%, and the labor force increased sharply, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in manufacturing, professional and business services, health care, and leisure and hospitality. Federal government employment also rose, reflecting continued hiring of temporary workers for Census 2010.

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