8/14/2013 7:36 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.2% last month.
Workforce West Virginia said the number of unemployed residents rose by 700 to 49,000. Most employment gains happened in government, educational and health service, and leisure and hospitality. Job losses were reported in mining, logging, construction, and financial activities.
The national unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.4% in July,