U.S. Kept Up Pace of Hiring in March, Adding 215,000 Jobs

April 1, 2016 12:33 PM

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U.S. Kept Up Pace of Hiring in March, Adding 215,000 Jobs

Powered by a burst of hiring in recent months and an uptick in wages, the huge army of workers that had been on the sidelines of the recovery is slowly returning to the job market.

The Labor Department said on Friday the proportion of Americans in the labor force crept up slightly to 63 percent — the highest level in two years. Although still well below where it should be, that represents a move in the right direction and extends a trend that began last fall.

Also read: U.S. Consumer Spending Rises at More Moderate Pace, Incomes Jump

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