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Employers added 165,000 jobs in April

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By: Alexandra Cowley


WASHINGTON (AP)- The unemployment rate is now at a four-year low of 7.5 percent. The government says employers added 165,000 jobs last month and that hiring in the previous two months was stronger than was first thought. The report showed that the job market is improving despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment fell last week to the lowest its been since January 2008.

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