Unemployment Rate Drops For April

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Unemployment Rate Drops For April

May 2, 2014 Updated May 2, 2014 at 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (21Alive) -- The U.S. Department of Labor has released April's employment numbers this morning, claiming a .4 percent decrease in employment.

According to the report, the total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 and the unemployment rate dropped from 6.7% to 6.4%. The Department of Labor credits professional and business services, retail trade, food services, and construction for driving job growth in April.

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