Although West Virginia has weathered the Great Recession better than most states, the state’s jobs deficit and high unemployment rate give West Virginia workers little to celebrate this 2011 Labor Day. With a jobs deficit of over 20,000 and with the number of unemployed workers double what it was three years ago, the labor market is unlikely to recover soon without rigorous policy action at the federal and state level.
The State of Working West Virginia 2011 examines the current outlook for the state’s working families and suggests options for moving from austerity to prosperity. Read
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