April 2012 Jobs Count
2012’s Disappointing Slide Continues in April – Job losses continued for the third straight month as West Virginia’s total nonfarm employment fell to 759,700, a loss of 1,800 jobs. This marked the first time the state had experienced three consecutive months of job losses since the fall of 2009. Total nonfarm employment fell below its pre-recession level, after rising above it in December 2011. Despite the job losses, the unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent. Read
A Closer Look: Income Inequality
While West Virginia’s income inequality fell from 2000 to 2010, it is important to note that income inequality is not uniform throughout the state.