August 2011 Jobs Count

Economy Remains Stagnant as State Adds Only 500 Jobs in August - West Virginia’s total nonfarm employment rose by 500 in August, as the job market remained flat across the economy. Revised numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that West Virginia lost 500 jobs in July, which means there has been no net job growth since June. West Virginia remains 8,100 jobs below its pre-recession level, while the state’s unemployment rate is still twice the pre-recession rate at 8.1 percent. Read

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