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U.S. Employers Add 192K Jobs, Rates Stays at 6.7%

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U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March in the latest sign that the economy is rebounding from a weak stretch brought on by a harsh winter.
 
The Labor Department says employers added 192,000 jobs, slightly below February's total of 197,000. Employers also added a combined 37,000 more jobs in February and January than previously estimated.
 
The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7%. But a half-million Americans started looking for work last month, and most of them found jobs. The increase in job-seekers is a sign that they are more optimistic about their prospects.
 
March's job gain nearly matches last year's average monthly total, suggesting that the job market has mostly recovered from the previous months' severe winter weather.  (AP)

Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the March employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 192,000 jobs in March. 

"This continued job growth is encouraging, but we need to do more to ensure that everyone in Nevada and across the country has a fair shot at the American Dream. Democrats have proposed common-sense policies to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work and to ensure a fair minimum wage that would give more than 28 million Americans a raise. We will vote on these policies in the coming weeks and I hope Republicans will join us to pass them.
 
"My Republican colleagues have a choice: will they join Democrats to stand with the middle class, or will they continue to stand with the Koch brothers as they try to rig our political system to benefit billionaires like themselves? I hope that my Republican colleagues will put the Koch brothers' radical agenda aside, and join us to pass common-sense policies that put the middle class first."

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