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Economists Expect to See Continued Robust Hiring in Friday’s Jobs Report

The April jobs report is released on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists expect nonfarm payrolls to rise by 200,000 during the month.

"We're pretty much on the consensus, looking for job growth of 200,000, which would actually be a little bit of a slowdown relative to the recent trend, but still clearly a robust report if we get that number," said Michelle Meyer, deputy head of U.S. economics at Bank of America (BAC - Get Report) Merrill Lynch.

In March, the economy added 215,000 jobs, though this number could be revised in Friday's report.

Meanwhile, Meyer is also watching the labor force participation rate, which stood at 63% in March and has been...


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