CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose four-tenths of a percentage point to 7.4 percent in July.

Workforce West Virginia said Tuesday that total employment fell 500. A loss of 800 jobs in the service-providing sector offset a gain of 300 in the goods-producing sector.

Within the goods-producing sector, construction jobs rose 900, while manufacturing fell 400, and mining and logging declined 200.

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