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U.S. Payrolls Climb 164,000 as Jobless Rate Drops to 3.9%: Chart

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(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs in April, after an upwardly revised 135,000 advance the prior month, Labor Department figures showed Friday. The jobless rate -- which held at 4.1 percent for six months -- fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest since December 2000. Meanwhile, average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent from the prior month and 2.6 percent from a year earlier, both less than projected.

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