Unemployment rate drops

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The Labor Department reports that employers added 288,000 jobs in April.

The Labor Department reports that employers added 288,000 jobs in April.

(NBC) - The unemployment rate dropped in April to its lowest level in nearly six years.

The rate dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent in March.

The Labor Department reports that employers added 288,000 jobs in April.

Economists say the figures are a clear sign that the economy is picking up after the brutal winter slowed growth.


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