Jobless Rates Rise In 48 W.V. Counties In Dec.

CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - Unemployment rates are up in all but seven of West Virginia's 55 counties.

Figures released Monday by Workforce West Virginia show 48 counties reported higher unemployment rates in December compared to November.

Unemployment rates fell in Brooke, Hancock, Morgan, Ohio, Pleasants and Pocahontas counties. Marshall County's rate, 7.7 percent, was unchanged from November.

Calhoun County's 12.7 percent unemployment rate was the highest in the state. Monongalia County reported the lowest rate, 5 percent.

The state unemployment rate was 7.7 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from November.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Just A Thought on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:11 PM
    How about hiring more people to work on the roads all over West Virginia? No, I don't mean just patch the pot-holes but completely repave the roads! Bridges haven't been worked on in decades either. How about increase boarder security too, too many illegal immigrants running around America. Just my two cents...
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    as long as obama is in the whitehouse, things will continue to get worse. for one thing - he refused help from sweden to cure the BP oil spill. but obama said no to their help. sweden has the most experience with this sort of thing than any other. plus, his is running this country in the mud-hole. he has increased the national debt 9 times than any other president, even more than ford and clinton
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