(07/26/2005)
In case you were concerned, after posting some really low unemployment numbers, Calhoun is back in the running for the state's most unemployed.

Calhoun had the highest unemployment with a seven-and-a-half percent jobless rate.

Overall, West Virginia's unemployment rate is on the rise.

Unofficially, the numbers may be getting worse because of the high price of gasoline.

About 900 Calhoun residents work out of the county, many of them driving 100-150 miles a day to their workplace.

Considering the high cost of gas, some of them may have quit their jobs.

Before long, they will not be included in the unemployment stats, and the unemployment numbers will then improve.


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