Published: Apr 15, 2010 4:23 PM EDT

Jobless claims are on the rise, as more newly laid off wokers sign up for unemployment benefits.
New numbers over the last two weeks suggest jobs are still hard to come by even as the economic recovery gains momentum.
The labor department says jobless benefits rose by 24,000 last week.
Adding to a 484,000 seasonal adjustment.
This marks the highest level since last February.