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Last week, the federal government reported that U.S. businesses added about 192,000 jobs in March, the 42nd straight month of job gains and the eighth in the last 12 in which the gains have exceeded 150,000. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged, at 6.7 percent. Despite a gain of more than 2.2 million jobs over the last year, the jobless rate has fallen less than 1 percent. Some argue that the unemployment rate is an imperfect measure of how the job market is doing because it merely measures how much of the workforce is looking for work and doesn't provide the best picture of the U.S. economy. So, in our Flash Poll this week, we ask:
Which is a better gauge of economic health?
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