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Most WV counties experience higher unemployment in June

The Free Press WV

Forty-seven of the state’s 55 counties experienced higher rates of unemployment in June, according to information released Friday by WorkForce West Virginia.

Five counties (Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Calhoun, Braxton) showed a decline in unemployment last month while three counties (Greenbrier, Lewis, Hancock) stayed the same.

Calhoun (8.0), Mingo (8.7), and McDowell (8.9) counties have the highest unemployment rates while Jefferson (3.7), Doddridge (3.7), and Pendleton (3.3) enjoy the lowest rates.

The state’s unemployment rate for June was 5.4 percent up from May’s reading of 5.1 percent.

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