Unemployment rates fell in 36 of West Virginia's 55 counties in September. According to the Associated Press, WorkForce West Virginia said Friday that 11 counties reported jobless rate increases, while rates were unchanged in eight counties. Jefferson and Monongalia counties tied for the lowest rate in the state at 5 percent.
Clay County's 13.0 percent rate was the highest. West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from August's rate.