U.S. jobless rate plunges to 6.3 % – Report

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WASHINGTON – U.. unemployment rate fell 6.3 per cent in April as payrolls expanded at the fastest pace in more than years, the Bureau Statistics reported.

The joblessness based on a survey of households, dropped 0.4 percentage points from March to the lowest rate since September 2008, in the midst of the 2007 to 2009 recession.

A separate government survey of employers found that payrolls grew by 288,000 last month, the largest addition since January 2012.

The labour report reinforces perceptions that first-quarter economic growth at an annualised rate of 0.1 per cent was due to severe winter weather and other temporary factors. (dpa/NAN)