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Unemployment rates increase in 49 of West Virginia's 55 counties in December


CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Unemployment rates increased in 49 of West Virginia's 55 counties in December.

WorkForce West Virginia says unemployment rates fell in Pocahontas and Webster counties, while four counties saw no change.

Jefferson County's 3.1 unemployment rate was the lowest in the state, followed by Berkeley County at 3.7 percent and Monongalia County at 3.9 percent.

Calhoun County had the highest unemployment rate at 13.1 percent. Mingo was next at 12 percent, and Logan was at 10.8 percent.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 6.3 percent.

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