Miss. adds 4,900 non-farm jobs in April

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The federal Labor Department says Mississippi added 4,900 non-farm jobs in April.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the state’s jobless rate rose from 10.2 percent in March to 10.4 percent in April.

The number of those officially listed as unemployed rose 137,000 in March to 139,300 in April. There also was a rise in the civilian labor force, indicating that more people are actively seeking work.

Mississippi’s unemployment rate for April 2010 was 10.6 percent.

The non-farm job number — based on payrolls — was not adjusted for routine seasonal factors.