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Here’s when jobs could get back to their prepandemic level if March’s blowout growth rate continues

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The March jobs report released on Friday was some of the best economic news for the US in recent months, with a net gain of 916,000 jobs that well exceeded economists’ expectations.

But the COVID-19 pandemic has blasted such a large hole in the US economy that even at that stunning pace, it could still take several months for the jobs market to recover.

In March and April 2020, the US economy lost a total of about 22.1 million jobs amid the first major wave of coronavirus cases and subsequent lockdowns. Through the rest of 2020, details ⇒

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