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W.Va. jobless rate declines to 6.1 percent in June

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June has inched down to 6.1 percent.

That's down from the May rate of 6.2 percent.

WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed fell by 1,700 to 48,400.

Employment gains were recorded in manufacturing, financial activities and professional and business services. But both the overall goods-producing and service-providing sectors lost jobs.

Through June, total unemployment is down 11,800.

WorkForce West Virginia says the national unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent in June.

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