Reprinted from The New York Times by Peter Eavis on April 5, 2019.
The Labor Department released its monthly hiring and unemployment figures for March on Friday morning, providing an important snapshot of the American economy.
196,000 jobs were added last month, a rebound from the February report. Economic analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected a gain of about 170,000 jobs in March. It was the 102nd straight month of job gains.
The Labor Department also revised the jobs numbers for January and February. February’s weak report of 20,000 jobs was revised upward to 33,000. January’s number was raised by 1,000 jobs, to 312,000. …