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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 68,900 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,499 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 2,000 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,404 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,900 +2,000 -3,100
CPS 65,499 +2,404 -2,589

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 72,000. Since then 3,100 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,800 in April 2020, Morgantown has gained 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,658 for Morgantown in March 2020. 3,159 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,777, Morgantown has added 6,722 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 68,900 2,000 65,499 2,404
July 2020 66,900 300 63,095 98
June 2020 66,600 3,100 62,997 1,671
May 2020 63,500 700 61,326 2,549
April 2020 62,800 -8,200 58,777 -9,881
March 2020 71,000 -200 68,658 250
February 2020 71,200 600 68,408 35
January 2020 70,600 -200 68,373 -165
December 2019 70,800 100 68,538 31
November 2019 70,700 0 68,507 80
October 2019 70,700 -600 68,427 130
September 2019 71,300 -700 68,297 209