Economy

May 4, 2012 - 6:25 PM
FILE - In this April 24, 2012, file photo, job seeker Alan Shull attends a job fair in Portland, Ore. The Labor Department said Friday, May 4, 2012, that the economy added just 115,000 jobs in April. U.S. employers pulled back on hiring for the second straight month, evidence of an economy still growing only sluggishly. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent, but only because more people gave up looking for work. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)