West Virginia Job Growth
There were 727,500 jobs in West Virginia in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 765,516 employed persons for the month. West Virginia lost 2,700 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,274 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is West Virginia job growth compared to other states.
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West Virginia Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for West Virginia 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 in West Virginia
CES employment peaked in May 2012 for West Virginia at 745,200. Since then 17,700 jobs have been lost in West Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 712,100 in June 2016, West Virginia has gained 15,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in West Virginia reached a maximum of 779,653 in April 2008. 14,137 jobs have been lost in West Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a March 2015 low of 727,675, West Virginia has added 37,841 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
West Virginia Employment History