Nonfarm Payrolls, Seasonally Adjusted
Overall, this report seems to be consistent with an economy digging out of a very deep hole at a very slow pace. While the increase in 244,000 jobs more than what is needed just to keep pace with labor force growth (130,000-ish), 13.7 million people remain unemployed. The economy is about 4.6 million jobs short of a "normal" (but still not great) unemployment rate of 6% - at this pace, we'd get there in about three and a half years.
The report also included slight upward revisions of the February and March employment numbers (41,000 and 5,000 respectively).
Average hourly earnings have increased by 1.9% over the past year. That's more evidence that inflation is not a problem: wages should rise somewhat due to productivity growth, so that's not an inflationary number at all.
Private payrolls were up 268,000, but government shed 24,000 jobs, of which 8,000 was at the state level and 14,000 at the local level.
On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment fell from 9.2% to 8.7% in April (i.e., this is a month with a large seasonal job increase, which the BLS tries to remove from all of the numbers discussed above, which are seasonally adjusted).