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Everything You Need To Know About The April Jobs Report

First Posted: 07/07/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:25 PM ET

In April, the U.S. economy showed the biggest monthly jobs gain in four years, but the unemployment rate actually rose to 9.9 percent. Confused yet?

To cut through the clutter, we've pulled out some of the most important facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data. (As analysis trickles, in we'll be updating this list, so check back regularly.)

Long-Term Unemployment Still A Huge Issue
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As of April, there were 6.7 million Americans who had been unemployed for over 27 weeks, per the BLS. That's 45.9 percent of the jobless in the U.S.
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