Coalfields Counties Trend Highest In Unemployment

West Virginia’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 9.7 percent in July 2020.

Unemployment rates decreased in 49 counties, increased in 5 counties, and remained unchanged in one county.

Counties reporting an unemployment rate at 16 percent or greater included McDowell (16.0) and Mingo (18.2).

Counties reporting an unemployment rate less than 7 percent included Hampshire (6.3), Doddridge (6.3), and Pendleton (5.3).

The unemployment rate in Boone County was 12.6 percent; in Lincoln County it was 11.2 percent; Logan’s unemployment rate was 15.3 percent; in Wayne County that number was 9.1 percent; and Wyoming County’s jobless rate was 13.1 percent.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 9.9 percent in July 2020.



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