Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth
There were 70,100 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in March 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,504 employed persons for the month. Morgantown lost 100 jobs in March 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 161 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Morgantown job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 71,900. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,900 in April 2020, Morgantown has gained 10,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,903 for Morgantown in May 2022. 399 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey. From a January 2023 low of 68,306, Morgantown has added 198 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History