Wayne County, WV monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 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 November 2022.

Wayne County had a 3.6% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 0.3% increase from a month ago. West Virginia reported a 4.1% unemployment rate in November, which is the 15th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Huntington, WV metropolitan area was 3.9%, which is 0.3% higher than Wayne County. Huntington has the 246th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Martin County, KY: 8.0%
#2. Mingo County, WV: 5.5%
#3. Lawrence County, KY: 5.0%
#4. Lincoln County, WV: 4.4%
#5. Wayne County, WV: 3.6%
#5. Lawrence County, OH: 3.6%
#7. Cabell County, WV: 3.2%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in West Virginia
#1. Calhoun County: 8.0%
#2. McDowell County: 5.9%
#3. Mingo County: 5.5%
#3. Tyler County: 5.5%
#5. Roane County: 5.4%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in West Virginia
#1. Jefferson County: 2.4%
#1. Pendleton County: 2.4%
#3. Hampshire County: 2.5%
#3. Monroe County: 2.5%
#5. Morgan County: 2.6%

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