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Old 03-19-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Well, this just s***cks.

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March 16 article:
Workforce West Virginia reports the state's unemployment rate in February hit a seven-year high.

...........unemployment rate was 7.5 percent, up from January's 6.2 percent.

...........is the highest for the state since February 2003, when it hit 7.2 percent.

...........10,200 state residents lost their jobs in February.
............The biggest declines were in construction, manufacturing, mining and logging

.............West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6 percent
http://www.wvgazette.com/News/200903160392
You would think mining would be doing OK. Can't help but wonder how Obama's plans including the proposed Cap and Trade have affected mining.

On the bright side:
We are still under the national average
and
March 12, 2009 article:

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According to information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, West Virginia is among the top 10 states for lowest unemployment rates.

Within West Virginia, only eight counties have unemployment rates worse than the national average...

Thirteen counties had better-than-average figures........

Monongalia and Boone counties ended the month with the lowest unemployment rates, 3.2 and 4.0 percent respectively. The Times West Virginian - Unemployment locally, in state well below national averages
Little ole Boone County - good for them.

Guess it could be worse - and probably will be before the US economy is straightened out.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Logging just got whacked. It's impacting a lot of folks right now.
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