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As COVID Restrictions Lifted in March, So Did Jobs (+916,000) and Number of Employed (+609,000)

April 2, 2021

As more cities and states reopen, the number of jobs created and the number of employed Americans continues to substantially increase.

In March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added a whopping 916,000 jobs, compared with +468,000 (revised) in February.

And the number of employed Americans — those who had a job or were actively looking for one — increased for the 11th straight month, to 150,848,000, a gain of 609,000 from February.