September 2011 Jobs Count

October 20, 2011 by

September Job Loss Continues Summer’s Disappointing Trend – West Virginia’s total nonfarm employment fell by 1,000 jobs in September as the state’s economy remained stuck in neutral. After consistently adding jobs in the early months of 2011, West Virginia ended the summer with 1,100 fewer jobs than it had in June. The state now stands 9,200 jobs below its pre-recession level, and the unemployment rate remains virtually unchanged for the third month in a row, at 8.2 percent. Read