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Unemployment rate continues to decrease in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.3% in October to the lowest rate on record.

According to WorkForce West Virginia, the statewide rate was 4.3% and the unadjusted rate was 2.9% last month. The seasonally adjusted rate in September was 4.6%.

Pendleton, Jefferson, Hampshire, Monroe and Morgan counties had unemployment rates at or below 2%. The counties with the highest rates were Calhoun, Mingo and McDowell counties.

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