Governor Ed Rendell says Pennsylvania's funding efforts and federal stimulus dollars helped create the largest monthly job increase since 1996. He says 34,000 jobs were added in April while 20,000 were created in March.
While most of the job growth came in health care, education, and financial services, Rendell says it's a great sign that the manufacturing sector added 4,400 jobs.
Rendell says the unemployment rate didn't drop, staying put at 9%. That's nearly a point below the national average.