Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Unemployment rate climbs in West Virginia

West Virginia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.5 percent in February, according to numbers released Tuesday by WorkForce West Virginia.

The rate went up two-tenths of a percentage point from January after the number of unemployed state residents increased by 1,300. Those residents still receiving unemployment compensation in the Mountain State is now at 50,800.

West Virginia continues to run above the national unemployment rate which is currently at 4.9 percent.