(12/28/2011)
COMMENT By Bob Weaver

While tens of thousands of West Virginia jobs have been globalized, including hourly jobs that paid slightly above minimum wage, the recession continues to take a toll on the Mountain State.

Meanwhile, most Washington politicians campaign against the decisions they made.

Washington does not own the globalization of jobs as part of the Great Recession, nor does corporate mainstream report on the decision as a problem.

While West Virginia's unemployment rate fell below eight percent for the first time in two and a half years, the state has available workers but not the jobs to meet demand for employment, according to West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

"The recession created a large job shortage that is keeping West Virginia's unemployment rate stubbornly high. Right now there are five unemployed workers for each job opening in the state," said Sean O'Leary, policy analyst with the center.


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