West Virginia’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased six-tenths of a percentage point to 5.5 percent in July 2016. Unemployment rates fell in 54 counties and increased in one county. Counties with an unemployment rate above ten percent included Mingo (11.7) and McDowell (12.5). Counties with an unemployment rate below 4 percent included Morgan (3.8), Hampshire (3.8), Berkeley (3.5), Pendleton (3.4), and Jefferson (3.1). The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.7 percent.
Greenbrier County’s unemployment rate in July was 4.6 percent.