CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 6.6 percent, the lowest it's been in four years.Workforce West Virginia said Tuesday that's down four-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month. It says the number of unemployed state residents fell by 2,600 to 53,500.Spokeswoman Courtney Sisk said county-by-county figures won't be available for another week or so.
But 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.