W.Va. Jobless Rate Drops To 8.1 Percent In Sept.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in September as the service-providing sector added 2,600 jobs.

Much of the improvement was due to seasonal job gains in government, education and health services.

Workforce West Virginia said Tuesday that the sector's job gains outpaced a loss of 800 jobs in the goods-producing sector.

The number of unemployed West Virginians declined by 3,500 to 64,200.

September's unemployment rate was four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the 8.5 percent rate posted in August.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by wvmom on Oct 15, 2009 at 06:51 AM
    Centrist is right, more low paying jobs. The drop in unemployment due to seasonal employment isn't that good of news either.
  • by Centrist Location: the hills on Oct 14, 2009 at 05:55 PM
    Dear Anonymous: you are wrong. Check your math. You are misquoting the state's dubious statistics.
  • by Centrist Location: the hills on Oct 14, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    Hooray! We dropped enough people off the unemployment rolls (doubt that all of them got jobs), and we opened enough fast food joints and dollar stores to prop up the statistics!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 14, 2009 at 03:45 AM
    should read .04 percent have run out of unemployment compensation.
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