Employment in both the District and the nation continued to improve as the rate of job losses slowed in April.
The Sixth District added 50,700 jobs in April from the previous month.
Employment momentum improved in all Sixth District states.
Source: BLS, FRBA
The unemployment rate for the Sixth District declined to 10.8 percent in April, still above the national rate of 9.9 percent (on a seasonally adjusted basis).
Initial unemployment claims were mixed across the District.
Most Sixth District states experienced declining continuing claims.
All District states except Mississippi added jobs in April. Nationwide, 38 states added jobs.
Most District unemployment rates remain above the national average and among the highest in the nation.