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Unemployment Jumps In W.Va., State Launches Online Job Fairs

Unemployment in West Virginia jumped in September, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 4 percent, according to data from WorkForce West Virginia.

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W.Va. Unemployment, Labor Force Participation Numbers Both Low

West Virginia had a 3.7% unemployment rate for March – making it a six-month run of the lowest unemployment numbers in state history.West Virginia’s labor force participation numbers, however, remain among the lowest in the country at 55%. That’s 7% below the national average.That means nearly half of West Virginia’s eligible population is not working or even trying to find a job.

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