Department of Numbers

Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 71,700 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,479 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 138 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,700 +200 +800
CPS 64,479 -138 +1,004

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 September 2017 at 71,900. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 71,500 in October 2017, Morgantown has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,626 for Morgantown in September 2017. 147 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 71,700 200 64,479 -138
October 2017 71,500 -400 64,617 -9
September 2017 71,900 100 64,626 163
August 2017 71,800 200 64,463 -43
July 2017 71,600 0 64,506 75
June 2017 71,600 1,400 64,431 469
May 2017 70,200 -300 63,962 107
April 2017 70,500 -500 63,855 -45
March 2017 71,000 200 63,900 217
February 2017 70,800 700 63,683 394
January 2017 70,100 -900 63,289 -287
December 2016 71,000 100 63,576 101