The U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs in April according to the monthly employment report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This seasonally adjusted figure is a 21.4 percent increase from March’s upwardly revised addition of 135,000 jobs, and marks a 6.2 percent decrease from last April, when 175,000 jobs were created. This reading fails to meet economists’ expectations that 195,000 new jobs would be added last month.