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Nov 21, 2017

Labor force participation is more than 70% in Northern Virginia, Richmond and much of Hampton Roads. But rates are lower than 50% in many southwestern Virginia counties. New @ODU report says declines in manufacturing and mining pose a challenge for Virginia. https://t.co/Fy4p9wc0rK

Nov 21, 2017

Virginia's manufacturing sector contracted by 5.6% last year, the sixth consecutive year of decline for the industry. As a share of overall economy activity, the manufacturing sector declined from 11.6% at the beginning of the century to 8.2% in 2016. https://t.co/ruEEey9DJi

Nov 21, 2017

New report from @odu Center for Economic Analysis predicts economic growth of 1.8% for Virginia in 2017. That's below the historical average for Virginia, and below the growth rate of the US economy. The culprit? Report blames stagnation in federal government spending. https://t.co/NdsiUwTq6m

Nov 21, 2017

@vaELECT Virginia State Board of Elections @vaELECT to meet Wednesday and certify election results #vahouse #VAHD28 #VAHD88

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