Alabama's unemployment rate is down slightly to 6.1 percent.
Wage and salary employment increased by 16,500 jobs in April, with the largest number of jobs coming in the trade, transportation and utilities sector. The professional and business services sector added another 3,500 jobs.
The state's jobless rate remains well above the national rate of 5 percent, however.
Alabama unemployment is worst in Wilcox County at 12.8 percent. Shelby County has the state's lowest job rate at 4 percent.