US unemployment rate is at 4.4%

US nonfarm payrolls increased 180,000 in March 2007, up from a revised 113,000 in February and 162,000 in January, US Labor Department said. The unemployment rate fell 0.1% to 4.4% in March 2007, matching its lowest level since May 2001. Average hourly earnings increased six cents, or 0.3%, to $17.22.