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W.Va. unemployment rate fell to 6.1% in November

Local - 12/18/2013 7:59 AM by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly last month to 6.1%.

WorkForce West Virginia said the number of unemployed residents fell by 1,400 to 48,000 people in November.  Total state unemployment was down 12,200.

In the goods-producing sector, employment gains were seen in mining, logging, and manufacturing.  Job losses were seen in construction.  In the service-providing sector, job increases were reported in financial activities and professional and business services, while job decreases were reported in government, leisure and hospitality.

The national unemployment rate fell to 7%.

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