West Virginia Job Growth
There were 699,200 jobs in West Virginia in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 756,786 employed persons for the month. West Virginia added 700 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 569 (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 740,300. Since then 41,100 jobs have been lost in West Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 611,800 in April 2020, West Virginia has gained 87,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in West Virginia reached a maximum of 770,072 in April 2008. 13,286 jobs have been lost in West Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 642,446, West Virginia has added 114,340 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
West Virginia Employment History