By Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Walmart continues to be the largest private employer in West Virginia.

Based on the available records provided by WorkForce West Virginia, Walmart has been the state’s top private sector employer since at least 1999.

According to the annual list released Friday, the top five private employers in the state are unchanged.

Walmart is followed by West Virginia United Health System, Charleston Area Medical Center, Kroger, and Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

WorkForce did not release specific employment numbers for each employer on the list.

Rounding out the top 10 were Murray American Energy, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Lowes Home Centers, Cabell Huntington Hospital, and Res-Care.

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