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April us unemployment 8.1 percent job growth slow

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Job growth slowed as the economy only added 115,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate dipped slightly to 8.1 percent.
3.7 unemployed Americans were competing for each open spot in April.
New claims for unemployment benefits remain elevated in the US.
April us unemployment 8.1 percent job growth slow

Job seekers line-up to give their resumes to a representative of an employment agency at a job fair at a Holiday Inn on April 18, 2012.

Spencer Platt