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The Washington Post reports this morning that "the US economy added a solid 230,000 jobs in April, according to government data released Friday morning, a key sign that the labor market is regaining its footing after taking a slide earlier this year. The unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent, a seven-year low," offering encouragement that "the nation is still hiring at a healthy pace."

However, it was not an entirely rosy report. "The U.S. Department of Labor also revealed an even gloomier picture for what had happened in March: During that month, the nation added only 85,000 positions, the worst showing since 2012. Before the revision Friday, the March number had stood at 126,000."
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