Obama praises jobs growth, says more work remains

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hails April jobs growth but says Congress must still do more to help American workers, including raising the minimum wage and creating more construction jobs by approving public works projects.

Obama spoke during a joint appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The government reported Friday that employers added 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years.

Obama praised the, quote, "grit and determination" of Americans for the economic improvement.

Obama also extended his thoughts and prayers to the people of Afghanistan for losses suffered in a massive landslide.