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November 26, 2019

Mark Sadd: Taking the Long View on Employment Figures

Charleston Gazette-Mail – Reporters dug into the details of Gov. Jim Justice’s announcement on Monday that the “number of West Virginians who have jobs is now the highest it’s been in more than a decade.” Justice claimed that 19,000 more people were working in the state than a year ago. Read full op-ed.

Joining Justice in the feel-good event was Steve Roberts, president of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, on whose board I serve.

I knew nothing about the announcement until I read about it on Tuesday in the state’s leading newspapers and news sites. I found press reaction nearly as interesting as the jobs figures. The tone of reporting ranged from neutral to skeptical.

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