March’s job report saw a gain of 916,000 nonfarm jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report. Employment gains happened in leisure and hospitality, public and private education and construction.
March’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.0%, down slightly from 6.2% in February. The civilian labor force participation was 61.5%, slight up from 61.4% in February.
The report found that average hourly earnings for employees on private, nonfarm payrolls fell by 4 cents to $29.96.