Wednesday, August 19, 2015

W.Va. jobless rate rises slightly in July to 7.5 percent

(AP) — West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly in July to 7.5 percent.

July's rate was one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the previous month's rate. Workforce West Virginia says 59,100 state residents were unemployed, an increase of 1,600 from June
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The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3 percent.

Employment in both the service-providing and goods-producing sectors declined. The goods-producing sector lost 900 jobs and the service-providing sector lost 1,300 jobs.

Employment was up in some areas. Manufacturing added 100 jobs and government gained 1,300 jobs.