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Business Private sector recovers jobs lost since 2008. Will wage gains follow?

Private-sector jobs, which plummeted in the recession, are at last back to 2008 levels, the Labor Department's jobs report for March shows. But public-sector jobs are down, more people want to work, and average hourly wages haven't budged.

By Staff writer / April 4, 2014

J. Scott Applewhite/AP

American employers hired 192,000 new workers in March, a sign that the job market appears to be leaving a winter chill behind.