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July 30, 2021

WV Leisure and Hospitality Job Market has Rebounded Since COVID’s Start

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch – West Virginia leisure and hospitality jobs, which were hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, experienced an 18% employment uptick from June 2020 to June 2021. Read the full article.

The number of jobs in the sector grew from 62,800 to 68,000 between January and May of this year. The numbers dipped back down to 66,700 by June, a 1.9% decrease after a 7.6% increase from January to May. Those figures come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

From near the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in June 2020, however, the overall picture is solid. Leisure and hospitality jobs as a whole are up 10,200, or 18%. Within the federal Leisure and Hospitality umbrella, WorkForce West Virginia breaks out a subcategory known as Accommodation and Food Services.

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