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Average job growth of last 3 months better measure of labor market than 115,000 jobs added in April

This morning’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed 115,000 jobs were added in April.  This is a drop from recent months, but given seasonal factors, the average job growth of the last three months – 176,000 jobs – …
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