Many areas are still dealing with flooding, even as snow and sleet start to replace the rain. Some of the local major rivers are above flood stage and still rising. The good news is, many of the others have crested and will start to fall. The snow and sleet will continue through much of the day, before wrapping up tonight. Most areas will see several inches of accumulation. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.3 percent in November.
WorkForce West Virginia said Tuesday that the number of unemployed state residents fell by 1,500 to 58,700, while total employment decreased 900.
A loss of 1,200 jobs in the goods-producing sector offset slight gain of 300 jobs in service-providing sector.
Total nonfarm payroll employment has fallen 13,800 since November 2011, including losses in the goods-producing and service-providing sectors, as well as mining and logging, government and others. Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.7 percent last month.
The state's unadjusted jobless rate remained at 6.7 percent in November.