U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, cutting the national. unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent.
The Labor Department report released Friday morning showed the job market is improving in the face of higher taxes and government spending cuts.
Friday's report also updated February and March numbers to show stronger hiring than previously thought. Employers added 138,000 jobs in March and 332,000 in February -- 114,000 more jobs than previously reported.
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