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Little changes to unemployment in December

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s unemployment rate remained consistent through December, in sync with the national trend.

According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.3% in December compared to the national 6.7% rate.

The number of unemployed West Virginians increased by 100 people to 48,600, while total employment grew by 3,400 positions over a month.

West Virginia’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 5.8% to 6.1% in December.





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