CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West
Virginia's unemployment rate inched down in April to 6 percent.
The seasonally adjusted rate is down
one-tenth of a percentage point from March.
WorkForce West Virginia reported
Wednesday that the number of unemployed state residents fell by 100 in April to
a total of 48,400 statewide.
The West Virginia rate is less than
the national rate of 6.3 percent.
Employment gains in West Virginia were
recorded in mining and logging, manufacturing, trade, transportation and
utilities, professional and business services, educational and health services,
leisure and hospitality and government. They were offset by declines in
construction, information services and the financial sector.
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