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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 68,800 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,002 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 100 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 221 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,800 +100 +1,600
CPS 69,002 +221 +3,128

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 August 2019 at 72,400. Since then 3,600 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,200 in April 2020, Morgantown has gained 9,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,925 for Morgantown in February 2020. 923 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 56,959, Morgantown has added 12,043 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 68,800 100 69,002 221
July 2021 68,700 0 68,781 317
June 2021 68,700 700 68,464 332
May 2021 68,000 0 68,132 138
April 2021 68,000 300 67,994 219
March 2021 67,700 0 67,775 185
February 2021 67,700 -100 67,590 271
January 2021 67,800 800 67,319 225
December 2020 67,000 -100 67,094 330
November 2020 67,100 200 66,764 471
October 2020 66,900 -400 66,293 770
September 2020 67,300 100 65,523 -351