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- Economists expected 1 million new jobs created
- 266,000 actual jobs added
- Biggest miss of expections on record
- Unemployment went up to 6.1% from 6.0%
- March revised down to 770,000 from 916,000 jobs
- Total jobs down 8.2 million jobs versus February last year
- Average hourly earnings jumped 21 cents to $30.17 last month
- 4.8% rise in leisure and hospitality average hourly earnings
- "The disappointing jobs report makes it clear that paying people not to work is dampening what should be a stronger jobs market," U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- $300 benefit results in approximately one in four recipients taking home more in unemployment than they earned working.

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U.S. adds just 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations
April jobs report disappoints: What happened, and how did economists get it so wrong?
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Major disappointment: America added way fewer jobs than expected in April
What Caused the Biggest Jobs Miss on Record?
The Jobs Report: The Boom That Wasn’t
US Chamber of Commerce calls for ending extra unemployment benefits after disappointing jobs report
29% of unemployed Americans have been jobless over a year




Posted: 2021-05-10 07:40:37


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