Friday, August 4, 2017

Mining Jobs Down 3.6% in West Virginia

Today’s jobs report is excellent news. It does not show good news for coal miners where President Trump spoke last night. The chart below (lower right) comes from the U.S. Department of Labor. Showing data for West Virginia from May 2016-May 2017, “mining, logging, and construction” employment is down 3.8%; manufacturing is down 2.9%. Trump’s speech made no mention of this disappointing news.

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