CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s unemployment rate in October remained unchanged from September levels at a reported 5.1 percent, though total unemployment is down from one year ago.
According to WorkForce West Virginia, the number of unemployed residents increased 100 people from September to October.
The goods-producing sector reported an employment increase of 1,000 in construction and 300 in manufacturing, while employment declines occurred in trade, transportation and utilities, information, financial activities and professional and business service industries.
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in October 2016 was 5.9 percent.
The national unemployment rate decreased to 4.1 percent last month.