West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in four years.

According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent in April, a decline of four-tenths of a percentage point.

The number of unemployed residents in the state fell 2,600 to 53,500.

Total nonfarm payroll employment declined 100, according to Tuesday’s report. A 1,400 jump in the goods-producing sector was almost offset by a loss of 1,500 in the service-providing sector.

Within the goods-producing sector, construction added the most jobs at 1,000 with mining and logging next in line with 600 jobs. Manufacturing saw a decline of 200.

In the service-providing sector, both trade, transportation, and utilities and other services added 200 jobs.

The report had the educational and health services with the largest employment declines at 800.

Both information and financial activities saw no change in unemployment.

The national unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a
percentage point to 7.5 percent.

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    • Ajum

      THANK YOU!! Someone needs an editor...

  • mikee

    Just because the workforces number say unemployment is down doesnt mean theres less people without jobs. those people are just not on paper.

    • Jephre

      Right, mikee. Add in the people whose benefits have run out and still don't have a job, and the real unemployment rate is probably somewhere closer to 11 or 12%.

  • Jt

    This has to be Obama's fault. Things getting better, who would have ever dreamed. The right wing will not stand for this.