Mingo Co. has second highest unemployment rate in June

August 18, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 16 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in June.

WorkForce West Virginia said Friday that 30 counties saw a drop in jobless rates and rates were unchanged in nine counties.

Jefferson County had the lowest rates in the state at 4.1 percent.

Counties with the highest rates were Webster, 10.9 percent; Mason and Mingo, both at 10.7 percent; and McDowell, 10.4 percent.

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in June, up slightly from June’s rate.