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America Adds 211K Jobs, Unemployment Lowest Since May ’07

The April jobs report released on Friday is a good one for America, as signs of a robust economy continue.

November jobs

America added 211,000 jobs in April 2017 and the unemployment rate fell to a ten-year low, according to a report released Friday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The report is the third time in four months that the U.S. has added more than 200,000 jobs in a month.

The last time the unemployment rate was this low – 4.4 percent – was May 2007, before the Great Recession. The unemployment rate has been below five percent since May 2016.

Strong sectors for the month included:

  • Leisure and hospitality: +55K jobs
  • Food services: +26K jobs
  • Health care: +37K jobs
  • Professional and business services: +39K jobs

President Trump has made it his goal to create 25 million new jobs during his tenure.