Unemployment Rates Drop in 36 W. Va Counties in August

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates dropped in 36 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in August.

WorkForce West Virginia says Pendleton County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.3 percent, followed by Jefferson County at 4.7 percent.

Unemployment rates rose in 14 counties and were unchanged in five others.

Mingo County’s unemployment rate was the highest in the state at 14.6 percent. It was followed by McDowell County at 14.2 percent and Logan County at 12.6 percent.

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.6 percent in August.