Saturday, March 5, 2011
US Unemployment Drops to 8.9 Percent
VOAVideo: US Unemployment Drops to 8.9 PercentUS unemployment dipped below 9 percent last month, as private employers added the most jobs since April. The US Labor Department released its monthly employment report Friday, showing the US economy picked up a net total of 192,000 jobs in February. That brings the US jobless rate to 8.9 percent - the lowest in nearly two years and another sign that the US recovery is picking up steam.