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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 67,700 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 66,940 employed persons for the month. Morgantown lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 328 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,700 -100 -3,800
CPS 66,940 +328 -1,468

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 4,700 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,200 in April 2020, Morgantown has gained 8,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,658 for Morgantown in March 2020. 1,718 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,777, Morgantown has added 8,163 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 67,700 -100 66,940 328
January 2021 67,800 800 66,612 319
December 2020 67,000 -100 66,293 278
November 2020 67,100 200 66,015 301
October 2020 66,900 -400 65,714 190
September 2020 67,300 100 65,524 94
August 2020 67,200 1,300 65,430 2,335
July 2020 65,900 -1,200 63,095 98
June 2020 67,100 5,500 62,997 1,671
May 2020 61,600 2,400 61,326 2,549
April 2020 59,200 -11,800 58,777 -9,881
March 2020 71,000 -500 68,658 250