The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 11, 2014

State jobless rate rises

CHARLESTON — The unemployment rate increased in all of West Virginia’s 55 counties in January.

WorkForce West Virginia says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate in January declined one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent.

Monongalia County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 4 percent, followed by Jefferson at 4.8 percent.

Clay County’s rate of 13.2 percent was the state’s highest. Mingo and Wetzel counties had rates of 12.4 percent.

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