U.S. Factories Help Job Recovery Endure In March

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By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A resurgent U.S. job market that has lifted the economy appears to be enduring.

Factories in the Northeast kept hiring in early March. And the number of people applying for unemployment aid last week fell back to a four-year low. The economy is adding jobs at a time when inflation remains relatively mild outside of higher gas prices.