Careers: Jobs With Salaries of $100k or More

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The most recent government jobs data offered up some good news late last week. The economy added 290,000 jobs in April, far overshooting predictions that there would only be 190,000 new positions for the month. The unemployment rate, which rose by 0.2 percent, may actually be a good thing, say analysts, who suggest that workers who weren’t even bothering to look for work are getting back into the hunt. Among the new posts, 66,000 were temporary jobs with the U.S. Census, while manufacturing, with 44,000 new posts, saw the largest private-sector growth. President Obama is hailing the statistics as “encouraging news.”