United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

West Virginia

July 2020

Labor Market (BLS/Haver)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
West Virginia Unemployment (U-3) 12.9% 15.9% 4.7%
U.S. Official Rate (U-3) 3.5% 3.5% 3.9%
U.S. "Real" Rate (U-6) 6.7% 6.9% 7.6%
West Virginia Labor Force Participation Rate 54.1% 53.9% 54.8%
U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate 60.8% 60.2% 62.9%
Prices (BLS/Haver, AAA)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
CPI-U Inflation 0.1% 0.3% 1.8%
"Core" CPI Inflation 1.2% 1.4% 2.0%
National Gas/gal. Updated 7/2/20 12:00 AM $2.18 $1.98 $2.73
West Virginia Gas/gal. $2.22 $1.94 $2.65
South Region: Loaf of Bread $1.46 $1.42 $1.32
South Region: Milk/gal. $3.30 $3.32 $3.17
Economic Growth (BEA, WSJ/Haver)
U.S. Real GDP
Q1/2020 (3rd Estimate)
-5.0%
WV Real GDP
Q3/2019
0.5%
S&P 500 (YTD)
-6.86% Updated 6/28/20 5:00 AM
Minimum Wage (DOL/WHD)
National Hourly Rate
$7.25
WV Hourly Rate
$8.75
Last Generated: 7/2/20 10:05 AM