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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 72,600 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,007 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 300 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 20 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,600 +300 +2,800
CPS 71,007 +20 +1,226

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 2020 at 73,000. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,900 in April 2020, Morgantown has gained 12,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2022 for Morgantown is at a new high of 71,007.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 72,600 300 71,007 20
October 2022 72,300 200 70,987 118
September 2022 72,100 -200 70,869 110
August 2022 72,300 500 70,759 139
July 2022 71,800 400 70,620 77
June 2022 71,400 100 70,543 230
May 2022 71,300 600 70,313 112
April 2022 70,700 400 70,201 133
March 2022 70,300 400 70,068 165
February 2022 69,900 300 69,903 96
January 2022 69,600 -300 69,807 44
December 2021 69,900 100 69,763 -18