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State Employee Raises a National Trend

June 5, 2014

Charleston Daily Mail – Just a few years after the Great Recession led to job loss and stagnant wages across the country, many public employees in several states, including West Virginia, are set to see their paychecks increase. Read

The West Virginia Legislature passed a budget bill in March that included a $504 across-the-board raise for public sector employees. Teachers also will see a $2,000 across-the-board increase and school service personnel can expect to earn 2 percent more. The state’s minimum wage is set to increase incrementally over the next two years, as well.