Economy added 916,000 jobs in March, as vaccine rollout helps speed coronavirus recovery

The monthly increase is the biggest since August 2020.

Updated: April 2, 2021 - 8:58am

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The United States economy last month added 916,000 jobs, as more American workers receive the coronavirus vaccines, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday.

The March number marks the largest increase in jobs since August, according to The New York Times. 

The unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent as well, according to the Guardian.