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West Virginia sees lowest unemployment in over a decade

September 18th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Jim Justice announced today that job numbers for August 2019 show the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped to 4.6 percent. This figure surpassed the previous record for this decade in West Virginia and stands as the best seasonally adjusted unemployment rate seen in the state since October 2008.

“When you think back to before I walked in the door, it was tough, that’s all there is to it,” Gov. Justice said. “Now, we’re finally starting to tell our story; that West Virginia is the perfect place to live and work in paradise.

“Businesses are realizing West Virginia is the diamond in the rough that they may have missed in a lot of ways. Now, with that realization, we hope to see more and more businesses choose West Virginia as a place to grow and bring more jobs along with them.”

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has been on a steady decline every month in 2019.


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