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Employers add 379,000 jobs last month, pushing unemployment rate to 6.2%

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By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 379,000 jobs last month, pushing the unemployment rate for February down by a fraction of a percentage point to 6.2%, the Department of Labor said Friday.

Friday’s jobs report highlights how the pace of the labor market’s recovery remains hampered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The pre-pandemic unemployment rate in the U.S. was 3.5%.

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