US jobless rate at lowest since 1969 – BBC News

The US unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level for more than 49 years in April, according to official figures.The jobless rate fell from 3.8% to 3.6%, the US Labor Department said, the lowest since December 1969.However, the fall was due to a large number of people – 490,000 – leaving the labour force during April.The data also showed that the world’s largest economy added a stronger-than-expected 263,000 jobs during last month.

Source: US jobless rate at lowest since 1969 – BBC News

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