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April Jobs Report Provides a Glimmer of Sunlight

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Sherk

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)

Keywords: Economy; economy; jobs; housing

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The American economy continued to shed jobs in April due to the housing market crash, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' payroll survey, some sectors of the economy, such as the service sector, increased employment.