Associated Press Published

Jobless Rate Fell in 41 W.Va. Counties in November

The unemployment rate fell in 41 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in November.
     WorkForce West Virginia said Friday that unemployment rose in 13 counties and was unchanged in one.

     The state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate in November fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.1 percent.
     Monongalia County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 3 percent, followed by Jefferson at 3.3 percent and Pendleton at 3.8 percent.
     Wetzel County’s rate of 10 percent was the state’s highest.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also released a run down of county by county unemployment numbers earlier this month.