According to Work-force West Virginia, Cal-houn County’s unem-ployment rate rose from 6.0 percent in October to 8.8 percent in November, moving the county from fifth to second highest in the state.
The top 10 highest unemployment rates in November were:
The lowest rates were in Jefferson, 2.9; Pendle-ton, 3.3; and Berkeley, 3.5.
The state average was 5.4 percent in October and 4.6 in November.
Statistics showed that 26 counties had increases, 21 counties had decreases, and eight counties re-mained the same.
Comparing November 2018 with November 2017, Workforce reported the following for Calhoun County:
Civilian Labor Force
Total non-Farm payroll
The average rate of unemployment for Cal-houn County over the last eight years was as follows:
The top 10 largest employers in Calhoun County as of March 2018 were listed in order as follows:
Minnie Hamilton Healthcare Center, Inc.; Calhoun County Board of Education; B Miller Excavating, Inc.; Calhoun County Committee on Aging, Inc.; Calhoun County Bank, Inc.; RPR Industries, Inc.; Waco Foods, LLC (Foodland); Lost Time Control West, Inc.; Dominion Trans-mission, Inc.; and W.Va. Dept. of Highways.
The top 10 largest em-ployers in West Virginia for 2017 were listed in order as follows:
WVU Medicine; Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.; Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.; Kroger; Cab-ell Huntington Hospital, Inc.; Mylan Pharma-ceuticals; Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.; St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc.; Wheeling Hospital, Inc.; Res-Care, Inc.
Other large businesses included: FirstEnergy Corp. (15th); Frontier West Virginia, Inc. (18th); Dollar General Stores (21st); Walgreens (Rite Aid), (23rd); Go-Mart, Inc. (35th); Dominion Transmission, Inc. (43rd); Gino’s/Tudor’s (47th).