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May 20, 2021

Justice Praises Improved Unemployment Report, but Still Says Enhanced Benefits Must End

West Virginia MetroNews – Gov. Jim Justice touted West Virginia’s improving unemployment rate while also saying not enough residents are going back to work. Read the full article.

The statements were in two different parts of his regular pandemic briefing today.

In one, he touted this week’s report that West Virginia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.8 percent — one-tenth of a percent lower than last month. Total employment was up 1,700 over the month.

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