Labor Shed

LABOR SHED

The Hardwood Alliance Zone Labor Shed consists of nine core West Virginia counties – Barbour, Grant, Hardy, Lewis, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster – plus 24 additional counties in West Virginia and bordering states that represent an approximate 50-mile, one-way commute into the Zone, typical for a local worker.

Hardwood Alliance Zone, West Virginia USA Labor Shed

November 2015 2014 2013
Civilian Labor Force 464,662 480,631 483,380
Total Employment 454,762 450,974 423,202
Total Unemployment 26,720 30,047 33,975
Unemployment Rate 5.8 6.6 7.2