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Unemployment slightly down in West Virginia along with labor force


The Register-Herald

BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent in June from 5.4 percent, where it had been the entire year.

According to WorkForce West Virginia, that decrease is due to the fact that 300 residents came off the unemployment rolls in June, though total unemployment was up 3,200 over the year.

The state’s civilian labor force lost 600 seasonally-adjusted positions between May and June — though the labor force has grown by 8,600 seasonally adjusted positions over the year, an increase of 8.6 percent.

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