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Manchin Hosts Roundtable on U.S. Fiscal Health

January 16, 2013

Charleston Gazette – Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., began a weeklong tour of West Virginia on Tuesday to discuss the federal debt and what it means to the next generation of Americans. Read

Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, said part of the reason workforce participation is low is there aren’t enough jobs for people who want them.

“There are 14,000 fewer jobs now than in December 2007,” Boettner said. “Today, there is only one job for every three people who need a job.”