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Old 03-01-2010, 10:39 PM
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Jobless rate climbs above 10 percent - NewsandSentinel.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG - Although local unemployment rates have not been announced, those for West Virginia rose above 10 percent in January.
Workforce West Virginia announced Monday that the state's unemployment rates jumped by nearly 2 percent from December's rates to 10.5 percent.
.... more at the link
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:19 AM
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The seasonal workers who are hired in October to fill the Christmas demand are let go in January..as the weather breaks, construction will pick up due to storm damage and new building.

Things are good in Wv...

I listened to a crazy old codger this past weekend tell us how 'Nothing was going to happen in Wv..what a hoot.
I asked him about the new hospital that will need about 4,000 people to staff it and the several other huge buildings going in nearby...
He broke off our conversation and walked away, dumbfounded...Certainly a victim of 'Brainlock.

During that same afternoon, I spoke with 2 people who had arrived from out of state to work here...they were happy about that, too have a good paying job and the opportunity to be in a safe place.

Wv must be a secret to outsiders...lol
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:14 AM
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i am a avon rep here in west virginia. i am always looking to hire new recruits. check out my website at youravon.com/kellybridges
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by David Kennedy View Post

Things are good in Wv...
Not to be contrary, but that reminds me of a former President telling us the national economy was healthy, right when things began slowing down. My area seemed to be the canary in the coal mine, the plants closed here first.

There are always seasonal fluctuations, and always construction start-ups, somewhere, coming out of winter. In the article, Keith Burdette states that businesses are inquiring.

The numbers don't lie about the state of the job market, except where under-reporting the unemployment rate is concerned.

While not dealing solely with unemployment, here's an interesting quote from an article reposted from wvgazette.com.


Around the year 1900, people were brought into West Virginia from the south and from Europe to mine coal. They stayed and reproduced, and the jobs declined as the population increased. With the cooperation of the union, the mines were mechanized and then mechanized again, accounting for a huge job loss. The population that was in West Virginia in 1880, when the horrendous scale of environmental destruction started, is about all this state can handle without eating the mountains like tent caterpillars on a wild cherry tree.

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Old 03-03-2010, 12:57 PM
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To add a comment...

Wv had lost a lot of soldiers in the Civil War...and the farmers, per se, would not leave the livelihood of their farms to work for the mine slave owners...
Blacks were brought out of the South and refugees from Europe were rounded up on the docks of New York City to work as slaves in the West Virginia coal mines.

A great work has been done here in Wv in the past 20 years to provide good jobs... Good paying jobs in several sectors...and some still horribly lacking (teaching for one).

It is not necessary to leave the state for good employment..it can be found here...a safe place to raise families and walk in the evenings without fear of being molested.
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