West Virginia's unemployment rate in June rose slightly, but it was still the month's lowest level ever.
Workforce West Virginia says the unemployment inched upward by
one-tenth of a percentage point to four-and-a-half percent.
The service-providing sector lost 500 jobs and the goods-producing sector gained 12-hundred.
The total number of unemployed residents rose by 12-hundred to 37-thousand, but the total unemployment was down 55-hundred over the year.
Declines in the service-providing sector included 34-hundred
jobs in government and eleven-hundred in educational and health
Employment gains included 17-hundred in leisure and hospitality,
eleven-hundred in professional and business services and 700 in trade, transportation and utilities.
West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was
four-point-three percent in June, while the national rate remained
at four-and-a-half percent.