Payrolls in U.S. rise by 211,000; jobless rate falls to 4.4%

Employees polish pocket knives at the W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. manufacturing facility in Bradford, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release factory orders figures on April 4. / BLOOMBERG / TY WRIGHT
Employees polish pocket knives at the W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. manufacturing facility in Bradford, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release factory orders figures on April 4. / BLOOMBERG / TY WRIGHT
NEW YORK - U.S. payroll gains rebounded in April by more than forecast and the jobless rate unexpectedly fell to 4.4 percent, signaling that the labor market remains healthy and should support continued increases in consumer spending. The 211,000 increase followed a 79,000 advance in March that was lower than previously estimated, a Labor Department…

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