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US sees jobs surge as rebound gains steam – BBC News

US employers added 379,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department said in its monthly jobs report.

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Hiring surged in the US last month as virus cases dropped, the vaccination campaign gained steam and restaurants and bars brought back workers.
Employers added 379,000 jobs in February, breaking a two-month streak of minimal gains.
The growth was stronger than analysts had expected, but the activity did not significantly dent the jobless rate.
It dipped from 6.3% to 6.2%, reflecting the millions that remain out of work because of the virus.
“This number is a surprise, but it’s essentially all…

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