W.Va. Unemployment Rate Remains Consistent

West Virginia’s unemployment rate remained consistent through December, in sync with the national trend.


According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.3% in December compared to the national 6.7% rate.


The number of unemployed West Virginians increased by 100 people to 48,600, while total employment grew by 3,400 positions over a month.


West Virginia’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 5.8% to 6.1% in December.




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