U.S. Added Only 115,000 Jobs in April; Rate Is 8.1%

The United States had another month of disappointing job growth in April.

The nation’s employers produced a net gain of 115,000 positions, after adding 154,000 in March, the Labor Department said Friday. April’s job growth was less than economists had been predicting.

Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, immediately seized on the numbers, and blamed the lackluster report on President Obama’s policies. “We should be seeing numbers in the 500,000 jobs created per month,” he said. “This is way, way, way off from what should happen in a normal recovery.”  Read more

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