Manufacturing Employment Falls Again as Overall Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

The Labor Department reported that the overall unemployment rate remained unchanged in March at 5.8 percent, but “the erosion of strength in our critical manufacturing sector continued,” said David Huether, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers.

“While the overall unemployment rate remained steady, nonfarm payroll employment declined by 108,000 in March and another 36,000 manufacturing jobs disappeared,” Huether said. “After a revised 357,000 job loss in Februa

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