Morgantown, West Virginia Job Growth
There were 68,900 jobs in Morgantown, West Virginia in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,499 employed persons for the month. Morgantown added 2,000 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,404 (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 72,000. Since then 3,100 jobs have been lost in Morgantown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,800 in April 2020, Morgantown has gained 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,658 for Morgantown in March 2020. 3,159 jobs have been lost in Morgantown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,777, Morgantown has added 6,722 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Morgantown, West Virginia Employment History