West Virginia Job Growth
There were 771,900 jobs in West Virginia in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 746,421 employed persons for the month. West Virginia added 10,400 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 366 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is West Virginia job growth compared to other states.
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West Virginia Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for West Virginia as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total Employment in West Virginia
CES employment peaked in May 2012 for West Virginia at 783,600. Since then 11,700 jobs have been lost in West Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 758,600 in February 2016, West Virginia has gained 13,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in West Virginia reached a maximum of 777,961 in April 2008. 31,540 jobs have been lost in West Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2015 low of 728,593, West Virginia has added 17,828 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
West Virginia Employment History