W.Va. unemployment rose in August

Local - 9/18/2013 7:25 AM by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly in August to 6.3%.

Workforce West Virginia said the number of unemployed residents rose by 700 to 49,600 last month.  The August rate was a full percentage point below the nation's average, and is up by 0.1% from July.  

Mining, logging, and construction jobs showed an increase in employment, while manufacturing jobs were down.


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