HIRING IS UP: Unemployment fell to 4.7 percent in March, matching the lowest rate in more than four years.

GAINS WIDESPREAD: There were gains in construction, retail, financial activities, education and health care, and government.

POSITIVE OUTLOOK: Upbeat feelings about the economy were credited for pushing employers to bring in more workers.

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