Wayne County, WV monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Wayne County, WV monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Wayne County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Wayne County had a 3.5% unemployment rate in April 2023, holding steady from a month ago. West Virginia reported a 3.3% unemployment rate in May, which is the 23rd highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Huntington, WV metropolitan area was 3.9%, which is 0.4 percentage points higher than Wayne County. Huntington has the 168th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in West Virginia
#1. Pocahontas County: 6.6%
#2. Roane County: 6.0%
#3. Calhoun County: 5.8%
#4. Wetzel County: 5.4%
#5. Tyler County: 5.3%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in West Virginia
#1. Pendleton County: 2.1%
#2. Jefferson County: 2.3%
#3. Hampshire County: 2.4%
#4. Doddridge County: 2.5%
#4. Monroe County: 2.5%

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