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Rising Natural Gas Prices Responsible for Construction Job Growth

Written by Sean O'Leary on March 26, 2018

Governor Justice made a headlines last week, citing the latest employment figures showing that West Virginia led the nation in construction job growth in 2017. While the governor took the numbers as a sign that his job rocket ship is ready to launch, a closer look at the numbers shows that the recent growth has little to do with any policies in the state, and more to do with rebounding natural gas prices.

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