The figures, released by the Labor Department on Thursday were slightly lower than the 910,000 economists had predicted
United States Department of Labor
U.S. Department that regulates workers' rights and labor markets
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor.