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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 68,500 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,242 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 500 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 248 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,500 +500 +6,900
CPS 68,242 +248 +7,201

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 3,900 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,200 in April 2020, Morgantown has gained 9,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,925 for Morgantown in February 2020. 1,683 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 56,959, Morgantown has added 11,283 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 68,500 500 68,242 248
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
August 2020 67,200 1,300 65,874 1,648
July 2020 65,900 -1,200 64,226 73
June 2020 67,100 5,500 64,153 3,112