Charleston, WV — October statewide unemployment numbers have been released for West Virginia and the rate is up slightly. According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.8 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point in October. The number of unemployed state residents increased 900 to 38,100. The national unemployment rate inched upward one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.6 percent in October. Kentucky will release their statewide numbers Thursday and both states will release county unemployment numbers next week.