- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in November.

WorkForce West Virginia says that rate compares to 6.5 percent in October. It says the number of unemployed state residents fell by 2,200 last month.

Employment declines of more than 1,000 last month were reported in leisure and hospitality, construction, and professional and business services. Strong employment gains were reported in government.

Total nonfarm payroll employment since November 2013 has risen by 7,200.

Nationally, the unemployment rate held steady in November at 5.8 percent.

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