US added 431,000 jobs in March in sign of economic health

A “now hiring” sign is posted in Garnet Valley, Pa., on May 10, 2021. Job openings stayed at a near-record level in February 2022, little changed from the previous month, continuing a trend that Federal Reserve officials see as a driver of inflation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File )

America’s employers extended a streak of robust hiring in March, adding 431,000 jobs in a sign of the economy’s resilience in the face of a still-destructive pandemic, Russia’s war against Ukraine and the highest inflation in 40 years.