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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 72,400 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,927 employed persons for the month. Morgantown lost 700 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 215 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,400 -700 +1,300
CPS 65,927 +215 +2,244

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 73,100. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Morgantown is at a new high of 65,927.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 72,400 -700 65,927 215
January 2018 73,100 1,000 65,712 1,063
December 2017 72,100 0 64,649 190
November 2017 72,100 200 64,459 -158
October 2017 71,900 400 64,617 -9
September 2017 71,500 300 64,626 163
August 2017 71,200 -200 64,463 -43
July 2017 71,400 100 64,506 75
June 2017 71,300 100 64,431 469
May 2017 71,200 100 63,962 107
April 2017 71,100 -500 63,855 -45
March 2017 71,600 500 63,900 217