US jobs surge beats forecasts in signs of labour market recovery

US jobs grew more than expected last month amid falling COVID-19 cases, rising vaccination rates and extra government support putting the labour market recovery back on firmer footing.

Nonfarm payrolls surged by 379,000 jobs in March after rising 166,000 in January, according to a closely watched employment report.

It followed the first fall in eight months in December.

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