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March Jobs Report Offers Mixed Messages

Only 120,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in March, far fewer than expected. Still, the unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax, and they hear from NPR Facebook fans sharing stories about finding work in a tough economy.

Jobless Rate Slips; Fewer New Jobs Than Expected

The Labor Department reported Friday that the nation's unemployment rate inched down to 8.2 percent in March, while only 120,000 jobs were added and Americans stopped looking for work. February's jobless rate was 8.3 percent.

Just 120,000 Jobs Added, But Jobless Rate Dips To 8.2 Percent

Job growth in March was much below forecasts. But the unemployment rate ticked down from 8.3 percent in February.

Budget Proposals Have Different Government Vision

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about how the Republican budget by Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan compares with President Obama's proposal. The plans show differences on spending, taxes and dealing with the government.

Intel Legends Moore And Grove: Making It Last

In Silicon Valley, the spotlight is often on young entrepreneurs with fresh ideas that will change the world. But for decades, two titans of the tech world thrived in the fast-paced industry: legendary Intel executives Gordon Moore and Andy Grove.