Economy: Job numbers show need for diversity | News, Sports, Jobs

Economies across the country have received one wallop after another in recent years. Just as hope was springing that the worst of the financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic might be easing, the shadows of recession began to loom. But some states are having a harder time of it than others. Predictably, West Virginia … Read more

Time to Diversify W.Va.’s Economy | News, Sports, Jobs

During the pandemic, entrepreneurs across the country addressed financial challenges by starting their own businesses. In fact, 10% of US workers are self-employed entrepreneurs now. But here in West Virginia, that number is considerably lower. According to a report by, only 6.8% of Mountain State workers are self-employed – the fewest of any state. … Read more