U.S. Added 916,000 Jobs in March as Economy Recovers

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Hiring accelerated in March as employers added 916,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Friday, the biggest gain since August. The unemployment rate fell to 6.0%.

The U.S. labor market is poised for a hiring spree that could deliver jobs to the industries, regions and workers hardest hit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal project employers will add an average of 514,000 jobs each month over the next year, for a total of more than six million. That would mark the best 12-month stretch of job…


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