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Labor Dept.: Unemployment Rate 8.5 Percent

Jobs continue to evaporate. Figures from the Labor Department show employers slashed more than 600,000 jobs from their payrolls in March. Unemployment has hit the highest level since 1983. The jobless rate stands at 8.5 percent.

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