The U.S. economy added 290,000 jobs in April, with nearly 80 percent of them in the private sector, according to the latest employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The majority of the gains were seen in manufacturing, professional and business services, health care, and leisure and hospitality, the report says.

Still, millions of Americans remain out of work, as unemployment in April rose to 9.9 percent. The Labor Department attributes the rise to 195,000 workers who re-entered the labor force.