Beckley Register-Herald – Sean O’Leary, senior policy analyst at the nonpartisan West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, reports in a blog post that West Virginia had recovered roughly two-thirds of the 93,900 jobs it lost in March and April. Read full article.
“As previous posts have shown, most of those gains occurred in May and June, with job growth slowing significantly in July and August,” he writes.
“But as the jobs recovery as a whole has slowed down, for some workers, it hasn’t occurred at all,” O’Leary says. “Jobs for West Virginia’s highest wage earners have fully returned, but only half of the jobs lost this spring have returned for those making less than $27,000 per year.
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