West Virginia is beginning to rebound, but the state is still 23,000 jobs short of its peak in 2012. West Virginia has had the next to worst job recovery from the Great Recession. We have the 4th highest unemployment rate, plus there are 4,000 fewer construction jobs than there were in December 2007.
We will invest in West Virginians and provide training that leads to living wage jobs. Businesses in our region have jobs that can’t be filled because workers lack the necessary skills.