Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.9 Percent

The unemployment rate dropped to 8.9 percent in February after employers added 192,000 jobs.

The new unemployment rate also resulted from a large amount of workers returning to their jobs after January snow storms forced them to stay home, the Washington Post reported.

Private employers, manufacturers, business services, and healthcare all added significant amounts of jobs, while government cut jobs, the Los Angeles Times reported. times

Although the number of jobs increased, the average workweek remained 34.2 hours, and average pay was still $22.87.

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