06 May '11, 3pm

US private sector gave big jobs boost in April: WASHINGTON : The US private sector forged ahead in creating jobs...

WASHINGTON: The US private sector forged ahead in creating jobs in April, a sign the recovery is gaining traction despite a rise in the unemployment rate to 9.0 percent, official data showed on Friday. Businesses added a solid 268,000 jobs in April, encouraging belief that the economy's recovery was on track even as federal and local governments cut spending and payrolls. Overall the economy created a net 244,000 non-farm jobs last month, far more than the 185,000 expected, with the biggest growth in the service sector. It was the strongest jobs creation since May 2009, a month before the country's worst recession in decades ended. And the department sharply revised higher job creation figures for February and March, putting net job gains above the key 200,000 threshold for three consecutive months. "We are finally seeing steady job creation," said John Challenger, head of...

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