Payrolls Rose 192,000; Jobless Rate at 8.9% in February

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March 4 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. employers added 192,000 workers in February, amid an improving economy and more seasonable weather, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 8.9 percent, the lowest level since April 2009. The gain in payrolls followed a 63,000 increase in January and compared with the 196,000 median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. Bloomberg's Lizzie O'Leary reports. (Source: Bloomberg)


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