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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Weirton rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Weirton peaked in January 2010 at 13.8% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.5% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Weirton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
West Virginia 5.3% +0.2 -0.5
Weirton 6.6% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Weirton, West Virginia, National

Weirton, West Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Weirton peaked in February 2010 at 8,180. There are now 4,843 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,267 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 70. Weirton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Weirton, West Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Weirton 3,337 +70 -271

Number of Unemployed Persons

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 5.3% 6.6% 3,337
October
2017
4.1% 5.1% 6.5% 3,267
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 6.5% 3,280
August
2017
4.4% 5.0% 6.7% 3,400
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 6.7% 3,394
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 6.6% 3,382
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 6.5% 3,272
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 6.7% 3,414
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 6.7% 3,375
February
2017
4.7% 5.2% 7.0% 3,530
January
2017
4.8% 5.6% 7.0% 3,558

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.