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West Virginia Economy Would Suffer Under Proposed Health Care Plans

This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report, West Virginia Economy Would Suffer Under Proposed Health Care Plans, breaks down the economic gains the state has experienced since the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the devastating impacts its repeal could have in West Virginia, specifically in rural...

December 2012 - Jobs Count

West Virginia Ends 2012 on a Positive Note Total nonfarm employment grew by 900 jobs in December, ending 10 straight months of job loss for the state. West Virginia had a total of 746,900 jobs in December, still 13,400 jobs below its prerecession level (Figure 1). West Virginia’s unemployment rate...

November 2012 - Jobs Count

November Another Setback for Jobs in West Virginia November marked West Virginia’s tenth month in a row of job losses. Total nonfarm employment fell by 900 jobs taking it to 13,900 jobs below the state’s prerecession level and it lowest level since early 2010 (Figure 1). The state’s unemployment rate...

October 2012 - Jobs Count

Jobs Market Shows Signs of Life in October West Virginia’s jobs market showed signs of stabilizing in October, as the state added 200 jobs, after losing nearly 3,000 jobs a month for the past three months. Total nonfarm employment stood at 747,600, 12,700 jobs below the state’s pre-recession level (Figure...

September 2012 Jobs Count

Job loss accelerates in September - West Virginia’s disappointing trend of losing jobs continued in September as the state shed 3,200 jobs, marking the eighth straight month of job loss. So far in 2012, only January has seen a monthly increase in jobs. Total nonfarm employment stood at 747,500 in September,...

August 2012 Jobs Count

Job Losses Continue to Pile Up in August - August marked the seventh straight month of job losses for West Virginia, as total nonfarm employment fell by 2,300 jobs. August was also the third straight month with job losses over 2,000, which hasn’t happened since 2009. Total nonfarm employment is now...

June 2012 Jobs Count

2012’s Slide Continues Into June - Total nonfarm employment fell for the fifth straight month, as West Virginia lost 1,200 jobs in June. June marked the third straight month with job losses over 1,000, the first time that has happened since early 2009. Nonfarm employment has been below its pre-recession level...

May 2012 Jobs Count

Disappointing Job Trends Continue in May - West Virginia saw its total nonfarm employment fall for the fourth straight month, losing 1,900 jobs between April and May. Although monthly losses have not been as large as at the beginning of 2009, a similar pattern seems to be emerging. Nonfarm employment remains...

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...

March 2012 Jobs Count

Job Growth Remains Stagnant but Workers Find Jobs - February’s poor job growth performance carried over into March, as total nonfarm employment fell 0.1 percent, a loss of 800 jobs. Total nonfarm employment now stands at 761,300 jobs. Despite the loss, however, more and more West Virginians are continuing to...

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