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W.Va. Oil, Gas Job Report Lacks Worker Residency

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An annual report on West Virginia oil and gas employment lacks required data on the residency of workers.

A 2011 state law requires the Department of Commerce to submit an annual report on employment in the industry to lawmakers by Nov. 1. The report must include a review of the number of jobs created for West Virginia residents and non-residents. It also must include a review of the number of employees living in West Virginia.

Department of Commerce spokeswoman Chelsea Ruby says WorkForce West Virginia tried to obtain the residency data from the Division of Labor and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. But she says the labor agency's data is incidental and wouldn't represent an accurate sample. The insurance commissioner doesn't collect the data.

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