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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Employers were doing more hiring last month, helping to drive down the unemployment rate. The jobless rate at four-point-four percent matches a five year low. The Labor Department says payrolls expanded by some 180 thousand jobs, also stronger than expected. Job gains in January and February were revised to be stronger than previously reported. The unemployment rate, down from four and a-half percent in February, matches the reading in October, which was the lowest in five years. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao says the report shows "our economy is firmly on the path of steady, sustainable growth."

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