CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fewer West Virginians are currently unemployed.
WorkForce West Virginia reported Tuesday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 6.1 percent in November.
The number of West Virginians without a job fell
1,400 in November to 48,200.
Total non-farm payroll employment increased 500 in November, with gains of 500 in the service-providing sector and no change in the goods-producing sector.
Within the goods-producing sector, mining and logging had the highest job increase with 500 and construction had the largest decrease with 600 jobs.
Within the service-providing sector, the highest employment gain was 700 in financial activities and the largest job loss was 800 in leisure and hospitality.
The national unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point to 7 percent in November.