Jobless Rate Shows Improvement
Unemployment rates fell in 46 of West Virginia's 55 counties in March. WorkForce West Virginia says jobless rates were unchanged in two counties and rose in seven others last month. Monongalia County has the state's lowest unemployment rate at 4.1 percent, followed by Jefferson at 4.9 percent. Wetzel County's rate of 12.7 percent was the state's highest, followed by Mingo County at 12.2 percent. Kanawha County sits at 6 percent, just under the state rate of 6.1 percent.