Falling Unemployment Rate is No Joke

By Kyle Stock and Jeremy Greenfield

On the first day of April, it pays not to be a fool when it comes to jobs: Acquiring new skills and even going back to school is the best way to capitalize on the second straight month of strong U.S. job growth, say labor economists and workforce experts.

The unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent in March, as the private sector added 230,000 jobs, according to today's report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.