Manufacturers Added “Robust” 22,000 Jobs In March.
Manufacturers added jobs for an eighth straight month in March, driven mainly by companies that produce durable goods like cars, computers and metal products. Hiring in the sector rose by 22,000 in March and has risen 232,000 over the past year.
Overall, employers added 103,000 jobs in March. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent.