Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Raising W.Va. Labor Force Participation To National Average Would Means Thousands More Workers

West Virginia’s unemployment numbers are at record low levels — currently it stands at 3.7 percent. But a nagging problem remains the low labor force participation numbers — that is the number of people who are eligible to work, but aren’t working or not even trying to find a job. Our labor force participation is among the lowest in the country.

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