45 of 55 W.Va. counties see jobless rate increase
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 45 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in May.
WorkForce West Virginia says the jobless rate in Pocahontas County rose to 12.3 percent, the highest in the state.
Monongalia County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 4.2 percent, followed by Pendelton at 4.5 percent and Taylor at 4.7 percent.
Other counties with double-digit unemployment were Mingo (12), Wetzel (11.5), Webster (10.7), Marion (10.3) and Logan (10).
The state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate in May increased three-tenths of a percentage point to 6.3 percent.
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