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Regional Update: Wheeling, W Va.

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The coal mining industry - historically a predominant feature of the Wheeling, W. Va., area - is becoming an increasingly less important part of its economic landscape. Between 1986 and 1996, mining employment in the city and its environs declined at an average annual rate of 4.4%. Manufacturing jobs also shrank (about 1.1% per year) and now account for less than 10% of the area's total nonfarm employment.

Suggested citation: “Regional Update: Wheeling, W Va.,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 97-07, pp. 14, 07.01.1997.

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