Jobless rates rise in all 55 West Virginia counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in all 55 West Virginia counties in November.

WorkForce West Virginia says Jefferson County’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 3 percent was the lowest in the state, followed by Doddridge, Monongalia and Pendleton counties at 3.4 percent apiece.

Calhoun County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.5 percent. Mingo County was next at 8.8 percent and McDowell County was at 8.4 percent.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point to 5 percent in November. The national rate was 5.3 percent.

Sponsored Content
Tyler Barker
Tyler Barker is currently the News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. He was promoted to this job in Mid-November. He still will fill in on weather from time to time. You can follow Tyler on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email him at tbarker@woay.com