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Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 73,000 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 66,048 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 74 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,000 +100 +1,100
CPS 66,048 +74 +1,134

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 100 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,300 in February 2018, Morgantown has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Morgantown is at a new high of 66,048.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 73,000 100 66,048 74
September 2018 72,900 -200 65,974 33
August 2018 73,100 300 65,941 78
July 2018 72,800 -100 65,863 -107
June 2018 72,900 300 65,970 225
May 2018 72,600 0 65,745 61
April 2018 72,600 200 65,684 -110
March 2018 72,400 100 65,794 -146
February 2018 72,300 -800 65,940 102
January 2018 73,100 1,000 65,838 682
December 2017 72,100 0 65,156 126
November 2017 72,100 200 65,030 116