Job Market Shows Improvement

By Chris Clackum

Published 05/02 2014 04:13PM

Updated 05/02 2014 04:18PM

(NBC News)  The government has released its jobs report for April, and it was better than economists expected.

288,000 new jobs were added in April, tens of thousands more than economists predicted.  In addtion, 36,000 more jobs not counted in February and March were added to those monthly totals.

Officials were also quick to point out they types of jobs created.

"Construction jobs, education and health, professional and business services...these are all middle class and upper middle class jobs," says U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.

The number of people who've been jobless for six months or more dropped significantly as well.

The unemployment rate is now down to 6.3 percent.

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