CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's unemployment rate inched down to 6.1 percent in June, just off of the 6.2 percent rate logged in May.
WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed people in the state 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.Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent in June.