The US economy added a paltry 88,000 jobs in March

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The US economy added 88,000 jobs in March, falling well short of expectations, while the unemployment rate dropped to 7.6%. Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:

March Jobs overview

Here’s what job creation and loss looked like in various industries last month:

Job breakdown by industry