Associated Press Published

Jobless Rates Fall in 27 W.Va. Counties in November


Unemployment rates fell in 27 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in November.

WorkForce West Virginia says jobless rates rose in 22 counties and were unchanged in six others.

Mingo County’s unemployment rate at 10.4 percent was the only one in double digits. That’s down from 10.7 percent in October.

Monongalia County had the lowest unemployment rate at 3.2 percent, followed by Jefferson at 3.8 percent at Pendleton at 4.0 percent.

The state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.3 percent in November.