The U.S. economy added 211,000 non-farm payroll positions in April, according to today’s monthly employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This seasonally adjusted figure marks a 37.90 percent increase from a year prior, when 153,000 jobs were added, and a 167.08 percent gain from March’s downwardly revised addition of 79,000 jobs and significantly exceeds economists’ already lofty expectation of 188,000 jobs.