Presentation Title

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: West Virginia's Persistant Unemployment Problem

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

politics, Appalachia, West Virginia, economy

Biography

Native of Huntington and senior her presenting capstone.

Major

Political Science/Economics

Advisor for this project

Jamie Warner

Start Date

21-4-2017 10:45 AM

End Date

21-4-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

During the 2016 West Virginia gubernatorial election, one of the Democratic candidate and eventual winner Jim Justice's most popular slogans was a simple yet telling promise: "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs." However, the problem of the West Virginia economy is nothing new. There is a large amount of scholarship on the topic from as far back as the 1960s and yet the problem persists. I explore in my paper some of the fundamental problems that plague my home state, as well as offer insight for the future.

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: West Virginia's Persistant Unemployment Problem

During the 2016 West Virginia gubernatorial election, one of the Democratic candidate and eventual winner Jim Justice's most popular slogans was a simple yet telling promise: "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs." However, the problem of the West Virginia economy is nothing new. There is a large amount of scholarship on the topic from as far back as the 1960s and yet the problem persists. I explore in my paper some of the fundamental problems that plague my home state, as well as offer insight for the future.