Unemployment Hits 4-Year Low: 7.5%
As 165K jobs are added in April
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2013 7:56 AM CDT
In this Thursday, April 11, 2013 photo, people wait in line before the Dr. King Career Fair at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(Newser) – Today's jobs report beat expectations: The unemployment rate fell to 7.5%, a four-year low, in April, and 165,000 jobs were created. Economists had expected 148,000 new jobs and an unemployment rate holding steady at 7.6%, the Wall Street Journal reports. More good news from the AP: The number of jobs added in March was revised upward to 138,000, and the number added in February was revised upward to 332,000, for a total of 114,000 more new jobs than were previously thought to have been created.

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thenet95
May 11, 2013 11:01 AM CDT
Thanks to president failure odumbo and all idiots who voted for this cacaroach who has not done anything. The real reason why they say added 165,000 jobs are the min wage and part time workers. Wow that some improvements hahaha do t believe unemployment improving. So BS...
Wrongdirection
May 7, 2013 10:53 AM CDT
Typical of the Government, Government Accounting Office. and the Media to report such misguided account of the unemployment percentage. For those of us that use our Brains, can easily see the true figure is a hearty 11% if not more! In order for their figures to be close to true, They would have to deport every illegal alien in the country! This is my comment and I'm sticking to it!
cajun57
May 5, 2013 8:25 AM CDT
What a joke. Talk about some skewed numbers to make SOMEONE look good. Can't find a full-time (40-hr) job with benefits where I live.