April Brings State's Lowest Unemployment Rate in 4 Years
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 15, 2013 @ 7:35PM
Created on May 15, 2013 @ 5:36PM
Our state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month of April was 6.6 percent, the lowest it's been in four years.
A report from WorkForce West Virginia said Tuesday that the number is down four-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.
The number of unemployed residents fell by 2,600.
Tuesday's report notes total nonfarm payroll employment was down by 100. Though the good-producing sector gained 1,400 jobs, the service sector dropped 1,500.
The growth in the goods-producing sector came mostly in construction, mining and logging.