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Jobs Are Coming To W.Va., But Will The Workers Follow?

Do we have enough people to do the jobs, and are enough people willing to work at all? Eric Douglas kicks off our newest radio series, "Help Wanted: Understanding West Virginia's Labor Force."

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Unemployment Jumps In W.Va., State Launches Online Job Fairs

Unemployment in West Virginia jumped in September, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 4 percent, according to data from WorkForce West Virginia.

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W.Va. Unemployment, Labor Force Participation Numbers Both Low

West Virginia had a 3.7% unemployment rate for March – making it a six-month run of the lowest unemployment numbers in state history.West Virginia’s labor force participation numbers, however, remain among the lowest in the country at 55%. That’s 7% below the national average.That means nearly half of West Virginia’s eligible population is not working or even trying to find a job.

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