West Virginia Job Growth
There were 682,500 jobs in West Virginia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 750,907 employed persons for the month. West Virginia lost 2,400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 835 (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 62,700 jobs have been lost in West Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 617,700 in April 2020, West Virginia has gained 64,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in West Virginia reached a maximum of 770,072 in April 2008. 19,165 jobs have been lost in West Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 648,712, West Virginia has added 102,195 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
West Virginia Employment History