Unemployment Rates Increase In Most West Virginia Counties

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates increased in 52 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in February.

WorkForce West Virginia says unemployment rates fell in Marion, McDowell and Wyoming counties.

Jefferson County’s 4.4 unemployment rate was the lowest in the state, followed by Berkeley County at 5.2 percent and Monongalia County at 5.3 percent.

Calhoun County had the highest unemployment rate at 17.3 percent. Mingo was next at 14.9 percent, and Roane was at 14.1 percent.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point in February to 6.5 percent.