(06/14/2005)
By Bob Weaver

There are two chickens in every pot, with plenty of jobs for West Virginians, if you want to spin the stats that way.

West Virginia's May unemployment rate fell to a 29-year low.

The Bureau of Employment Programs says that as the state gained 6,800 hundred jobs during May, the unemployment rate dropped nine-tenths of a percentage point to four-point-three percent.

That's the lowest rate for the month of May since 1976.

Gains in the goods-producing sector included 2,100 jobs in construction, 500 in natural resources and mining, and 100 in manufacturing.

Large gains were in the service sector, 1,900 in leisure and hospitality, with 1,100 in trade, transportation and utilities.

The information sector lost 100 jobs. If you work for a newspaper or media outlet, start looking for employment now.


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