Jobless rate plummets in Attleboro area

Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economist at Northeastern University, said typically adjusting the rates adds 0.6 percent to them.

He also said some of the people listed as employed are only working part time, but want full-time jobs.

“Those people aren’t counted as unemployed, but they are under-employed,” he said.

Still, he said, the numbers compared to the unadjusted rates in April of last year show marked improvement.