Figures show the US economy is on the up
The US unemployment rate fell to a new two-year low in March of 8.8%, from 8.9% in February.
It was the fourth monthly fall in a row. The unemployment rate has fallen by a percentage point during the last four months.
Employers created 216,000 jobs in March, the US Department of Labor said, higher than market expectations.
The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from New York.
01 Apr 2011
- From the section Business