Behind The Latest Jobs Report That Added 255,000 Jobs To The Economy

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A now hiring sign is seen in the window of a business on April 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The U.S. added 255,000 jobs last month, much higher than the expected 180,000.

As the unemployment rate remains at 4.9 percent — nearly full employment — Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax about the reasons behind the bump, who is hiring and what wages look like now.


Marilyn Geewax, NPR senior business editor. She tweets @geewaxnpr.

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