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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 70,500 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,185 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 117 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,500 +200 +2,000
CPS 70,185 +117 +2,479

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 2,500 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,900 in April 2020, Morgantown has gained 10,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Morgantown is at a new high of 70,185.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 70,500 200 70,185 117
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
November 2021 69,800 100 69,781 22
October 2021 69,700 300 69,759 176
September 2021 69,400 -400 69,583 250
August 2021 69,800 -100 69,333 317
July 2021 69,900 -300 69,016 386
June 2021 70,200 1,300 68,630 432
May 2021 68,900 400 68,198 492