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WVU Official to Brief Lawmakers on Economic Forecast


A West Virginia University economist will brief state legislators on the economic forecast for the coming year.

The annual presentation to members of the state Senate and the House of Delegates is set for Jan. 8 in the House chambers.

The report is compiled by the university’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research. The bureau’s director, John Deskins, will make the presentation.

Deskins says the briefing will provide comprehensive information about many aspects of the economy, but four indicators are especially important. Those are population, employment, the unemployment rate and real per capita personal income.