US hiring stays robust as jobless rate falls, wages pick up

  • A worker brings food to diners at Athena on Oct. 8, 2020, in Chicago. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

The U.S. added close to half a million jobs in March and the unemployment rate fell by more than expected, highlighting a robust labor market that’s likely to support aggressive Federal Reserve tightening in the coming months.