April jobs report: Hiring slows, unemployment falls
May 4th, 2012
09:10 AM ET
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April jobs report: Hiring slows, unemployment falls

New York (CNNMoney) - The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in April as workers dropped out of the labor force and hiring slowed.

The economy added 115,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday, down from March when the economy added 154,000 jobs.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. JoetheUnemployed

    So much for hope and change...

    May 4, 2012 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Heckuva job, Barry.

    May 4, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    4.5 million jobs created under President Obama without a single vote from the republican party. Imagine where our recovery would have been if republicans had taken an oath to work for America instead of pledging to bring down Obama, and making an oath to Grover Norquist instead.

    May 4, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  4. Dean

    Less people getting jobs. My only solace is that most of these people voted for Obama in the first place. You reap what you sow. Want a job again? Make the right choice in November. Don't be stupid a second time.

    May 4, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  5. GI Joe

    I remember 2009. The Rs ran on jobs jobs jobs and all we got was anti abortion, anti birth control, anti health care,anti anti anti anti .......... you name it.
    Oh wait - they named a Post Office.

    May 4, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |