PARKERSBURG - The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a point to 7.3 percent in November in West Virginia, WorkForce West Virginia said.
Unemployment increased in 29 counties while 20 counties posted declining rates in November, the agency said. Gilmer, Lewis, Logan, Monroe, Raleigh and Taylor counties reported no change.
Counties with unemployment above 10 percent were Clay at 14.1 percent, Webster at 13 percent, Pocahontas at 11.3 percent, Grant at 10.4 percent and Wetzel at 10.3 percent.
Counties with unemployment rates less than 5 percent included Jefferson at 4.1 percent and Monongalia at 4 percent.
Unemployment in Wood County in November was 6.5 percent, down from 6.7 in October and down from 7.6 percent a year ago.
Unemployment in the Parkersburg-Marietta metropolitan statistical area of Pleasants, Wirt, Wood and Washington counties was 6.3 percent in November, no change from October, but a point less than a year ago.