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October 20, 2021

West Virginia Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6%

Huntington Herald-Dispatch – West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.6 in September, the lowest rate since August 2008. Read the full article.

Total unemployment grew 1,200 over the month and the number of unemployed state residents dropped by 2,100 to 36,000, WorkForce West Virginia said in a statement.

Scott Adkins, acting director for WorkForce West Virginia, said 765,000 West Virginians were in the workforce in September, up about 1,900 from September 2019, prior to the pandemic.

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