Aging West Virginia Population Brings Stiff Challenges Ahead

West Virginia’s young workers aren’t keeping pace with its retirees, creating a recipe for economic decay, says Dr. Christiadi, a demographer at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research in the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University.

According to the newly released U.S Census Bureau’s 2009 population estimates by age and sex, West Virginia remains among the oldest states in the nation.  The median age of West Virginians is 40.5 years and the share of those who are 65 years or older is 15.8 percent, which ranks the state third and second in the nation, respectively.

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WVU to Graduate 46 MBA and 45 MSIR Students at Hooding Ceremonies June 25-26

The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics will honor 46 students graduating from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and 45 students graduating from the Master of Science in Industrial Relations (MSIR) program on June 25-26.

The MSIR hooding ceremony will be held on Friday, June 25, at Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium at 4:00 p.m. The MBA hooding ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 26, in the Mountainlair Blue Ballroom at 2:00 p.m.

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