The state's manufacturing sector saw no change in jobs during January.
The service sector lost about 600 jobs during the month, due mostly to a 1,500 drop in state government jobs. That was offset by gains in the leisure, hospitality and financial activities sectors.
Also on Tuesday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond released its latest snapshot of the West Virginia economy.
"According to the latest data, the West Virginia economy improved slightly in recent months, with a modest rise in employment and some improvement in housing markets," the bank said in its analysis.
The report said West Virginians' personal income dropped 0.2 percent in the third quarter last year but was still up 1.6 compared to the third quarter of 2011.
State home values appreciated 0.8 percent in December and were up 5.8 percent compared to December 2011.
The state's overall home ownership rate was 75.8 percent in 2012, 10.4 percentage points ahead of the national rate of 65.4 percent.
West Virginia currently ranks first in the nation for home ownership, according to the Richmond Fed.
Mortgage delinquencies and non-business bankruptcies also declined during 2012, and state building permits more than doubled between January 2012 and 2013.
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