Strong jobs report has downside; Obama says more work remains

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The numbers look good, but there is a downside to today's jobs report.
The government says employers added 288,000 jobs across industries from manufacturing to accounting in April, while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent. However, many people stopped looking for jobs and worker pay has yet to pick up.
President Barack Obama is hailing the jobs growth but says Congress must still do more to help American workers, including raising the minimum wage and creating more construction jobs by approving public works projects.
Obama spoke during a joint appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Obama praised the, quote, "grit and determination" of Americans for the economic improvement.


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