Unemployment down in most all counties

October county-by-county unemployment numbers.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Unemployment rates decreased in 48 of the state’s 55 counties in October, according to county-by-county numbers released by WorkForce West Virginia.

Unemployment went down in all but Lincoln, Roane, Calhoun, Wirt and Pocahontas counties. Marshall and Lewis counties recorded the same rate of joblessness in October as they did in September.

The counties with unemployment at three percent or less included Hampshire (3.0), Doddridge (2.9), Pendleton (2.7) and Jefferson (2.6).

McDowell (7.3) and Mingo (8.0) are the only two counties with unemployment at seven percent or above.

The state’s overall unemployment rate for October was 4.2 percent.

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