CHARLES TOWN — The May adjusted unemployment rate in Jefferson County was 5.2 percent., leaving the rate unchanged from June, reports Workforce West Virginia.
Unemployment in the county has been under 6 percent all year.
Jefferson is among seven counties reporting no changes in unemployment rates. Other counties include Marion, Nicholas, Raleigh, Ritchie, Taylor and Webster.
Counties with unemployment rates less than 6 percent included Monroe and Putnam, both at 5.8 percent and Monongalia at 5.2 percent.
West Virginia state unemployment inched upward 1/10 of a percentage point to 7.0 in June.
The number of unemployed state residents rose 1,100 to 56,600.
The national unemployment rate also did not change from May and remained at 8.2 percent.
Jefferson County civilian labor force went from 25,350 in May to 25,100 in June.
Total non-farm payroll went from 15,990 in May to 15,300 in June.
Goods producing in Jefferson County went from 1,340 in May to 1,390 in June and service producing went from 14,650 in May to 13,920 in June.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in June 27 states had over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 11 states and the District of Columbia had decreases, and 12 states had no change.
Non-farm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the district and decreased in 21 states.