April jobs expected to top 1 million as consumers boost the economy


Server Adrian Almanza brings entrees to a table at Satay Thai Bistro and Bar, in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 28, 2021.

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Job growth in April could top 1 million, though many positions also may have gone unfilled.

Economists expect to see job creation in each of the next several months of over 1 million, as more Americans are vaccinated and the economy booms. According to Dow Jones, economists expect 1 million jobs were added in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.8% from 6% in March.

“We’ll get a good number, which is great. It’s just so nice to see numbers that are encouraging compared to the gut-wrenching numbers we had a year ago,” said Diane Swonk, chief…


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