US unemployment rate fell 0.4 percentage points in April from March to 6.3% as total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000; employment gains widespread, led by services, retail trade, construction: Dept. of Labor

WASHINGTON , May 2, 2014 (press release) – Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 6.3 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains were widespread, led by job growth in professional and business services, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and construction.

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