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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 71,000 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,932 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 249 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,000 +200 +600
CPS 63,932 +249 +1,048

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 December 2016 at 71,000. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 70,100 in January 2017, Morgantown has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Morgantown is at a new high of 63,932.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 71,000 200 63,932 249
February 2017 70,800 700 63,683 394
January 2017 70,100 -900 63,289 -287
December 2016 71,000 100 63,576 101
November 2016 70,900 500 63,475 93
October 2016 70,400 100 63,382 98
September 2016 70,300 0 63,284 115
August 2016 70,300 100 63,169 164
July 2016 70,200 500 63,005 168
June 2016 69,700 -300 62,837 54
May 2016 70,000 -200 62,783 -41
April 2016 70,200 -200 62,824 -60