Jobs report shows struggles, especially for young workers
A new report came out Saturday from the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, and shows good paying jobs with benefits are still hard to find. The report shows 2010, just 53 percent of workers in West Virginia had employer-covered health insurance policies, down from 73 percent in 1979. Median wages, adjusted for inflation, dropped from 2010 to 2011. Today, they are $15.02 an hour, compared to the national average of $16.06 an hour. Workers between16 and 24 make up less than 15 percent of the workforce, and account for one-third of all unemployed workers.