In March the state's unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, and in April 2016 it was 5.5 percent.
Job gains and losses are estimates based on a survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. State economists suspect Colorado's figures could be adjusted slightly upward in the future, Gledney said.
The state's labor force rose to 3.69 million - an increase of 3,400 people from the previous month.
In a year-to-year comparison, Indiana's labor force grew to 3,336,799 in April compared to 3,328,921 in April, 2016.
The national unemployment rate stood at 4.4 percent in April.
The news was good on the local level as well, Washington said, as every metro statistical area and every county saw rates drop.
Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle said the data show continued recovery from the economic recession that started in 2008.
Private sector employment was down by 1,000 jobs last month but still up 9,900 positions over the past year.
In a separate federal survey of business establishments that excludes jobs in agriculture and people who are self-employed, Kentucky's seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 600 jobs in April 2017 compared to March 2017. The DWD says Indiana's total private employment stands at 700 below the November 2016 peak. That caused the number of those unemployed in the state to decrease 7,300.
"There have been improvements in training and in preparing folks, and there have been a number of businesses that have come to the state and jobs opening up". It was down from 3.8 percent one year ago. In spite of that deceleration, OR is growing faster than the US growth rate of 1.6 percent. In March, nonfarm payroll jobs declined by 300. Monthly gains were seen in the leisure and hospitality sector (+4,800), the professional and business services sector (+1,600), and the government sector (+1,400), among others.
The unemployment rate in MA went up to 3.9 percent in April from 3.6 percent in March, while the unemployment rate remains lower than the national rate at 4.4 percent. The highest rates of unemployment were in Bamberg County (6.8 percent), Marion County (6.7 percent), Allendale County (6.5 percent), Orangeburg County (6.0 percent) and Marlboro County (5.9 percent).style="text-align: center;"