Employers added 379,000 jobs last month, while the nation's unemployment rate edged down to 6.2%.
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Published: 2021-03-05 08:44 am
Hiring surged in February as labor market gathers strength
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Hiring around the U.S. sped up in February, the first full month of the Biden presidency, in a sign that the labor market is gathering strength. 

Employers added 379,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday, more than double what economists had expected. The nation's unemployment rate ticked down to 6.2% from 6.3%.

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