On Friday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  May 7, 2010 at 4:47 PM EDT

ECONOMY ADDS JOBS IN APRIL | Employers added 290,000 jobs last month, marking the biggest hiring increase in four years. Kwame Holman reports. Then, Jeffrey Brown talks to Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com and Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer at PIMCO about the pace of the economic recovery. He’ll also get an update from Susie Gharib, of PBS’s Nightly Business Report about the brief but deep stock market plunge on Thursday afternoon.

BRITISH ELECTION RESULTS | Britain’s conservative party won more seats than the ruling Labor party in this week’s elections, but it lacked a clear majority to establish the government. Simon Marks reports on the country’s first hung parliament in 36 years. Margaret Warner gets three perspectives from Matthew Parris, a former Conservative member of Parliament and a columnist for the London Times, Martin Walker, chief international affairs writer for UPI and Michael Elliott, deputy managing editor for Time Magazine.

POLITICAL WRAP: SHIELDS AND BROOKS | Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week with Jeffrey Brown.

Our anchors are Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at Web features, including analysis from a panel of experts on the new jobs numbers, our interactive leak meter that lets you explore how many gallons of oil are gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and an Art Beat conversation with the lead singer of the band OK Go about its decision to leave its major record label.

We hope you join us.