April 2011 Jobs Count

May 27, 2011 by

Robust Job Growth in April, but Unemployment Remains High – In April 2011, West Virginia added approximately 4,600 jobs, the largest one-month increase in over a year. The state’s job base has grown by 1.3 percent (9,300 jobs) since December 2010. Despite the strong job growth over the last four months, West Virginia still has 6,500 fewer jobs than at the beginning of the recession, and the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 8.8 percent. Read