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West Virginia unemployment rate dips to 5.9 percent in December
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:10 PM EST
West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.9 percent in December.
In the goods-producing sector, employment gains were seen in mining and logging, while the state experienced job losses in manufacturing and construction.
In the service-providing sector, employment gains were seen in trade, transportation, utilities and financial activities. There were declines in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, educational and health services, and government.
The national unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in December from 7 percent in November.