Coal industry sheds 21% of its West Virginia jobs, no longer state’s largest industrial employer
West Virginia shed more industrial jobs over the past twelve months than at any year since the end of the recession, according to a new report in the 2017 West Virginia Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers' News.

According to the report, West Virginia lost 3,243 jobs between August 2015 and August 2016, a 4.3% decline. West Virginia is home to 1,696 industrial companies employing 72,422.
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