The April jobs numbers came in somewhat better than expected with the Labor Department reporting 165,000 new jobs. In addition the jobs numbers for the prior two months were revised up by 114,000, bringing average job growth for the last three months to 212,000. However the growth reported for April was unbalanced with 34,000, more than a fifth of the total, coming from employment services. There was also a disturbing decline in the length of the average workweek of 0.2 hours. This led to a 0.4 percent drop in the index of aggregate weekly hours. That is equal to the largest drop since the recovery back began in 2009. In short, this report is at best a mixed picture.