|Employers add 288,000 jobs in April, more than expected|
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WASHINGTON — With a punishing winter behind them, employers added a sizzling 288,000 jobs in April, the government said last Friday in a report that also saw a confusingly sharp drop in the unemployment rate to 6.3 percent.
The jobs report came days after the Commerce Department reported nearly flat-line annual growth of just 0.1 percent for the first three months of 2014. Most mainstream economists blamed that on the harsh winter weather, which weighed on hiring from December through February, and they predicted a comeback.
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