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Cabell jobless rate stays at 5.2 percent

August 22, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON - Cabell County’s unemployment rate remained at 5.2 percent in July - one of 12 counties whose percentage of jobless people was unchanged when compared with June, WorkForce West Virginia reported on Tuesday. Altogether, unemployment rates went up in 25 counties in July, while 18 showed decreases in their jobless rates.

Unemployment rates in July for other area counties, according to WorkForce West Virginia:

n Wayne: 6.3 percent, up from 6.1 percent in June.

n Lincoln: 7.2 percent, down from 7.3 percent.

n Putnam: 5.2 percent, unchanged from June.

n Mason: 7.4 percent, up from 6.9 percent.

n Mingo: 8.9 percent, up from 8.6 percent.

n Logan: 7.6 percent, up from 7.4 percent.

Pendleton County had the lowest unemployment rate at 3.2 percent, while McDowell recorded the highest, 9.3 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate for July was 5.4 percent, the same as in June. The nation’s unemployment was 3.9 percent in July, a drop from 4.0 percent the month before.