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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 43,300 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,304 employed persons for the month. Weirton lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 170 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,300 -100 -400
CPS 48,304 -170 -436

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

Weirton, West Virginia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Weirton peaked in September 2002 at 50,600. Since then 7,300 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 42,700 in February 2016, Weirton has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,580 for Weirton in March 2001. 8,276 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a November 2014 low of 48,229, Weirton has added 75 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 43,300 -100 48,304 -170
November 2016 43,400 -500 48,474 -506
October 2016 43,900 -200 48,980 -345
September 2016 44,100 -300 49,325 -362
August 2016 44,400 500 49,687 118
July 2016 43,900 100 49,569 189
June 2016 43,800 200 49,380 495
May 2016 43,600 100 48,885 242
April 2016 43,500 600 48,643 334
March 2016 42,900 200 48,309 -77
February 2016 42,700 -400 48,386 -263
January 2016 43,100 -600 48,649 -91