Unemployment up slightly across the entire state

CHARLESTON, WV (NEWS RELEASE) – West Virginia’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.0 percent in November 2017.

Unemployment rates increased in all 55 counties.

Counties with an unemployment rate above eight percent included McDowell (8.4), Mingo (8.8) and Calhoun (9.5).

Counties with an unemployment rate at or below four percent included Monroe (4.0), Hampshire (3.7), Morgan (3.6), Berkeley (3.5), Monongalia, Pendleton and Doddridge (3.4), and Jefferson (3.0).

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.3 percent.

Raleigh County – 5.4 percent

Fayette County – 6.9 percent

Wyoming County – 6.4 percent

Mercer County – 5.4 percent

Summers County – 5.4 percent

Greenbrier County – 4.9 percent

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