|The employment situation is bright and sunny, if you base your perception on the state's official employment numbers.|
State unemployment fell to the lowest May rate ever.
WORKFORCE WV says job gains occurred across the board.
The unemployment rate declined by two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.4 percent.
The service-producing sector added 4,600 jobs and the goods-producing sector gained 1,800 jobs. The total number of unemployed residents fell by 1,200 to 35,800.
Gains in the service-providing sector included 1,900 in leisure and hospitality, 1,000 in government and 1,000 in trade, transportation and utilities.
Construction led the goods-producing sector with 1,500 jobs.