Economy Adds 211,000 Jobs in April – Unemployment Rate Down

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 211,000 jobs in April. The unemployment rate dipped to a 10-year low of 4.4%.

These statistics are good news and evidence of a growing jobs market. Since January 1, 2017 the economy has added 744,000 jobs. The growing challenge in the jobs market now lies in the skills-gap. Some employers are facing challenges of identifying, recruiting, and hiring employees that have the prerequisite skills to fill open positions.

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