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Lost Manufacturing Jobs Lead to Lower Wages, Report Says

September 1, 2013

Charleston Gazette – The collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s and the resulting losses in manufacturing and mining have left West Virginians with fewer good-paying jobs and wages lagging behind the national average, according to a new report from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Read

The sixth annual The State of Working West Virginia report looks at jobs in the state through the lens of Weirton Steel, which in 1979 was the state’s largest private employer, and Walmart which is the state’s largest private employer today.