Big revisions help brighten monthly US jobs report
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 165,000 jobs the U.S. economy added in April weren’t the only reason to be cheered by Friday’s employment report.
Nearly as significant were the Labor Department’s revised estimates of how many jobs employers added in the previous two months. Whenever the government issues its employment report for the past month, it also revises the job totals for the previous two.
It turns out, the department said Friday, that many more jobs were created in February and March than first thought.
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