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Unemployment Rate Drops in Lewis County

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Lewis County's unemployment rate dropped almost one percent in April to 5.4 percent of the workforce.

Economic Director Mike Herron said the oil and gas industry continues to be a big employer in the county.

But he said other businesses have made a comeback, too, as the weather warms up.

"There are more construction projects going on, people are getting called back to work, Wal-Mart has been employing an incredible number of people in the county," Herron said.

Herron said the latest unemployment number is a good start but that the ideal is to see every able person in Lewis County employed.