Associated Press Published

Jobless Rate Rises in 30 West Virginia Counties in November


Unemployment rates increased in 30 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in November.

Workforce West Virginia says unemployment rates fell in 16 other counties, while nine counties saw no change.

Jefferson County’s 3.1 unemployment rate was the lowest in the state. Mingo County had the highest unemployment rate, 12 percent.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell four-tenths of a percentage point to 6.5 percent.