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West Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7% in December

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage...
West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7% in December.(KWTX)
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 12:07 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7% in December. It’s the lowest rate for the state on record.

WorkForce West Virginia says total employment grew by 1,600 over the month, and the number of unemployed state residents dropped by 2,700 to 28,900.

Employment gains included 1,500 in construction; 1,100 in education and health services; 900 in government; 800 in trade, transportation and utilities; 700 in professional and business services; 700 in leisure and hospitality, and 400 in manufacturing.

The national unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 3.9% in December.

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