US gains 288,000 jobs, plunging unemployment to lowest rate since 2008
(AP) -- The U.S. unemployment rate plunged in April to its lowest level since September 2008 as employers added 288,000 jobs, the most in two years.
The figures are a clear sign that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.
The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent in March. But the drop occurred because the...