Por Lynx Insight Service

Apr 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Labor Department said on Friday that 916,000 jobs were created in March, higher than expected, compared with 468,000 in the previous month.

A Reuters poll of 90 economists had forecast job creation to rise to 647,000.

The US unemployment rate fell to 6% from a level of 6.2%, according to the Labor Department, compared to a forecast of 6.0%.

As for the indicator of average hourly wages, it fell 0.1% in March.

The forecast was for an increase of 0.1%.

(Information from Darío Fernández)

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