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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 41,700 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,330 employed persons for the month. Weirton added 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 97 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 41,700 +300 -700
CPS 47,330 -97 -696

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 8,900 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 41,100 in January 2017, Weirton has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,580 for Weirton in March 2001. 9,250 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 46,925, Weirton has added 405 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 41,700 300 47,330 -97
July 2017 41,400 100 47,427 -116
June 2017 41,300 100 47,543 297
May 2017 41,200 100 47,246 62
April 2017 41,100 -300 47,184 2
March 2017 41,400 200 47,182 14
February 2017 41,200 100 47,168 183
January 2017 41,100 -300 46,985 60
December 2016 41,400 0 46,925 -109
November 2016 41,400 -400 47,034 -329
October 2016 41,800 -300 47,363 -396
September 2016 42,100 -300 47,759 -267