Calhoun County has held West Virginia's unemployment record for three months, in March running 20.2%. The state's overall unemployment for March was 5.7%.

The county is once again being considered as a site for a production company that could bring jobs to the area. Calhoun, among other central counties in West Virginia, has experienced major problems convincing small companies to locate along the rural backroads off the interstate highway system.

Dan McDonald, Calhoun's volunteer economic development coordinator, has often said the problem really comes down to location, location, location. McDonald is the President of the new two county economic development authority involving Wirt and Calhoun.

West Virginia's west central counties continue to be hit hard with joblessness, although there are some new entries like Roane 18.0%, Braxton 11.1% and Barbour 11.3%.

Monongalia County had only 2.2% unemployment among other single-digit winners Jefferson, Pendelton, Morgan and Hancock.

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