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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 69,700 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 66,158 employed persons for the month. Morgantown lost 100 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 240 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,700 -100 -700
CPS 66,158 +240 +705

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Morgantown 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 Morgantown, West Virginia

CES employment for Morgantown peaked in January 2018 at 71,600. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 68,800 in May 2019, Morgantown has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Morgantown is at a new high of 66,158.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 69,700 -100 66,158 240
September 2019 69,800 400 65,918 280
August 2019 69,400 0 65,638 153
July 2019 69,400 0 65,485 67
June 2019 69,400 600 65,418 19
May 2019 68,800 -800 65,399 -171
April 2019 69,600 0 65,570 -51
March 2019 69,600 -300 65,621 -24
February 2019 69,900 -1,100 65,645 24
January 2019 71,000 500 65,621 122
December 2018 70,500 100 65,499 15
November 2018 70,400 0 65,484 31