West Virginia Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Since 2008


West Virginia Unemployment Rate Drops

The West Virginia unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.7% in June. This is the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate.

According to WorkForce West Virginia, this is the lowest rate for the state since October 2008.

The total number of unemployed residents in the state of West Virginia dropped by 500 last month, now sitting at 37,300. Since May 2018 total nonfarm employees has increased by 12,000.

There have been 1,100 job gains in construction, 200 in minin gand 100 in manufacturing in the goods-producing sector.

There has also been gains in the service providing sector. The gains were of 1,200 in leisure and hospitality and 800 in education and health services helped offset losses of 1,400 in professional and business services.

The unemployment rate in the country actually had a slight rise to 3.7%.

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