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The ranks of Americans looking for work continued to swell in April, as the nation's unemployment rate rose to 8.9 percent, the Labor Department reported this morning.
Although it is the highest jobless rate since September 1983, the pace of job losses slowed appreciably last month compared with February and March, another sign that the severe economic slump might be starting to ease.