July 2011 Jobs Count

State Loses 2,300 Jobs in July, Recovery Still Weak - Total nonfarm employment in West Virginia fell in July by 2,300, mostly due to the loss of 3,500 government jobs. Over the last three months, non-farm employment has dropped by 3,700, while the state has added 2,200 jobs since the beginning of 2011. The state’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.5 percent to 8.1 percent from June to July. Unfortunately, the drop in the unemployment rate was due to more than 6,000 workers leaving the labor force in July. Read

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