Total Labor Force (2018)

784,531

Total Population

1,805,832

Population Rank Among States

39th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$12,645

Rank Among States

34th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

5.3%

Rank Among States

49th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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West Virginia Workforce Development Board

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Local Workforce Boards

Northern Panhandle Workforce Development Board

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Region 1 Workforce Development Board

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Region III Workforce Investment Board of Kanawha County, Inc.

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Region VI Workforce Investment Board

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South Western West Virginia Region Workforce Investment Board

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West Virginia Region 7 Workforce Development Board

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Workforce Development Board Mid-Ohio Valley

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WIOA Funding

Total funding received by West Virginia under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

West Virginia National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
1.7%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
6.3%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
5.3%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
26.5%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
53.8%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (14.1% West Virginia | 12.0% National)
14.1%
12%
High school (40.5% West Virginia | 27.1% National)
40.5%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (25.5% West Virginia | 28.9% National)
25.5%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (19.9% West Virginia | 32.0% National)
19.9%
32%

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