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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 69,700 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,569 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 100 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 52 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,700 +100 -1,300
CPS 65,569 -52 -209

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 69,600 in March 2019, Morgantown has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,066 for Morgantown in December 2017. 497 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 65,443, Morgantown has added 126 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 69,700 100 65,569 -52
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
October 2018 70,400 400 65,453 10
September 2018 70,000 -1,000 65,443 -22
August 2018 71,000 100 65,465 -45
July 2018 70,900 -200 65,510 -63
June 2018 71,100 100 65,573 -98
May 2018 71,000 0 65,671 -107