Solid job gains reported in April; US unemployment rate down to 4-year low of 7.5 percent

  • by: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 3, 2013 - 6:31 PM

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy showed last month why it remains the envy of industrialized nations: In the face of tax increases and federal spending cuts, employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April — and far more in February and March than anyone thought.

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