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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 69,900 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,782 employed persons for the month. Morgantown lost 1,100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 377 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,900 -1,100 -700
CPS 65,782 -377 -158

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 1,700 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,264 for Morgantown in December 2018. 482 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 69,900 -1,100 65,782 -377
January 2019 71,000 500 66,159 -105
December 2018 70,500 100 66,264 120
November 2018 70,400 0 66,144 39
October 2018 70,400 400 66,105 131
September 2018 70,000 -1,000 65,974 33
August 2018 71,000 100 65,941 78
July 2018 70,900 -200 65,863 -107
June 2018 71,100 100 65,970 225
May 2018 71,000 0 65,745 61
April 2018 71,000 700 65,684 -110
March 2018 70,300 -300 65,794 -146