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West Virginia’s Middle Class Erosion Due to Loss of Manufacturing Jobs

September 1, 2013

Beckley Register-Herald – A steady decline of manufacturing jobs, from the steel mills of Wheeling to the blackened skies of once coal-rich southern counties, has fueled an erosion of the middle class in West Virginia, an exhaustive study shows. Read

In the sixth edition of a special report, this one titled “From Wheeling Steel to Walmart,” the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy says the economy has plummeted from good-paying jobs with full benefits to feeble paychecks and no benefits.