Wirt County has surpassed Mason County to lead the state in unemployment.

According to the state Bureau of Employment Programs, Wirt's jobless rate in September was 13.1%.

Mason County had led the state in unemployment the previous four months. Mason County dropped to third with an 11.8% jobless rate. Calhoun County was second with 12%.

Other counties recording double-digit unemployment in September were Mingo at 11%, Lincoln 10.1% and Clay with 10%.

Monongalia County had the lowest unemployment rate in September at 2.6%.

Other counties with better than average unemployment rates were Hardy at 2.8%, Morgan and Hancock each had 3.1%, Jefferson 3.3%, Ohio 3.4%, Tyler 3.8% and Brooke with 4.2%.

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