Published: Fri, December 29, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Unemployment Rate in All 55 WV Counties Increase in November

Unemployment Rate in All 55 WV Counties Increase in November

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, estimated at 5.4 percent in November, climbed above recent record lows going back to 1990.

Lewis County's unemployment rate rose.4 percent in November from October, according to the Employment Security Department of Washington State.

Numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission indicate the county's labor force was 18,514 in November compared to the annual average of 18,825 in 2016 suggesting there are fewer people working or looking for work. Wilson County's rate in November represented 1,880 unemployed workers compared to a 69,750-person workforce and does not include those who did not file with the labor department or no longer receive benefits.

Jobless rates in neighboring counties in November, with October rates in parentheses, were: Allen, 4.2 percent (4.5 percent); Hardin, 4.1 (4.4); Henry, 3.8 (4); Putnam, 3 (3); Seneca, 3.9 (4.2); Wood, 3.6 (3.9); and Wyandot, 3.1 (3.2).

Statewide, November unemployment remained flat from the same time previous year at 4.5 percent, and nationwide, the rate fell from 4.4 percent to 3.9 percent.

This story will be updated. Also, the number of people employed has increased by 300, bringing the labor force to 48,200.

The overall state rate in November was 3.7 percent (down from 3.9 percent), which was below the national rate of 4.1 percent.

The estimates of job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. "Those went up more than employment went up, so that pushes up the unemployment rate", Bailey said.

Three industry sectors — natural resources; trade, transportation and utilities; and professional and business services — declined by 2,000 jobs. Much of the job growth over the past year was in manufacturing (+150 jobs) and leisure and hospitality (+60 jobs).

The Boise MSA showed the strongest over-the-year percentage increase in nonfarm jobs, up 2.9 percent, followed by Pocatello, 2.2 percent; Idaho Falls and Lewiston, 1.7 percent; and Coeur dAlene, up 1 percent.

Total payroll employment fell by 230 jobs in November.

Crawford: 4.2 percent, up from 4.0 percent. Hughson had a November rate of 9 percent, which was a drop from the 9.2 percent posted in October. Madison Countys unemployment rate remained the lowest at 2 percent.

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