Unemployment rate falls to 3.9%, lowest since 2000

President Donald Trump is briefed by Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Vice Admiral Karl Schultz during a Hurricane Harvey response update from federal, state and local agencies and relief organizations at Fire Station 5 in Corpus Christi, Texas, August 29, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

The US unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in the Month of April.


In April, the U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs while the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This unemployment rate matches a level last seen in December 2000.


Experts predicted the unemployment rate would drop to 4.0% and that 193,000 jobs would be created. Workforce participation fell from 62.9% to 62.8% as well.

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