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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in July.

WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed residents rose by 700 to 49,000.

Most of the employment gains occurred in government, educational and health service, and leisure and hospitality. Job losses were reported in mining and logging, construction and financial activities.

Through July, total unemployment is down 12,000.

WorkForce West Virginia says the state's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in July.

The national unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.4 percent in July.

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