West Virginia Work Force Report Positive

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Associated Press

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Updated Fri, Jan 27, 2012 5:11 am

A new report says most public college graduates in West Virginia's 2010 work force studied subjects that reflect the state's changing needs.
    
The report is from the Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics.
    
WVU's George Hammond says 66 percent of graduates concentrated in business, education, health care, liberal arts or engineering.
    
About 49 percent worked in education and health care.

Nearly 22 percent worked in professional, scientific and technical services, or in public administration or retail.
    
Hammond says there are continuing gender differences: Women accounted for 79 percent of health care workers, 72 percent of educators and 62 percent of food-service workers.
    
Men accounted for 80 percent of miners, 76 percent of utility workers and 75 percent of construction workers.
 

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