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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 72,400 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,207 employed persons for the month. Morgantown lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 34 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,400 -200 +600
CPS 64,207 -34 +1,018

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Morgantown 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 for Morgantown, West Virginia

CES employment for Morgantown peaked in November 2016 at 72,600. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,342 for Morgantown in October 2016. 135 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 72,400 -200 64,207 -34
November 2016 72,600 600 64,241 -101
October 2016 72,000 -100 64,342 223
September 2016 72,100 100 64,119 77
August 2016 72,000 600 64,042 290
July 2016 71,400 -300 63,752 379
June 2016 71,700 -700 63,373 314
May 2016 72,400 400 63,059 165
April 2016 72,000 -100 62,894 -150
March 2016 72,100 400 63,044 -54
February 2016 71,700 -100 63,098 -28
January 2016 71,800 0 63,126 -63