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U.S. Probably Created 192,000 More Jobs in Year to March 2011

September 29, 2011

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. economy probably created more jobs in the year ended March 2011 than currently estimated, the Labor Department said today in preliminary projections.

The number of jobs added to payrolls will probably be increased by 192,000 from the current estimate of 1.32 million, the Labor Department said on its Web site.

The annual benchmark revisions to payrolls will be issued on Feb. 3. The Labor Department uses records from state jobless benefit taxes to benchmark its employment survey estimates.

--Editors: Christopher Wellisz, Kevin Costelloe

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Kowalski in Washington at akowalski13@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Wellisz at cwellisz@bloomberg.net


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