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West Virginia

West Virginia Employment Analysis

( Data Date : June 2017 )

West Virginia Employment Data

A Mid-Atlantic state, West Virginia has long been tied to the coal industry. Although some areas of northern West Virginia have seen an uptick in coal mining, the heartland of southern West Virginia has been hurt badly by the natural gas boom in other areas of the country. (Source: West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy)


State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

West Virginia Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, west virginia unemployment rate in June 2017 was higher by 0.7% than the U.S. rate of 4.4%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.