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U.S. employers added 379,000 jobs in February, unemployment rate drops to 6.2%, report

The increased number of jobs in February was reportedly the most in four months.

Updated: March 5, 2021 - 12:07pm

U.S. employers added 379,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.2%, according to a Labor Department report released Friday.

Economists attributed the improved numbers to lower COVID numbers, as more Americans continue to get vaccinated. 

The increased number of jobs in February was the most in four months, according to NPR.

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