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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 40,500 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in January 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,552 employed persons for the month. Weirton added 200 jobs in January 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 411 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 40,500 +200 +200
CPS 47,552 +411 +244

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Weirton, West Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Weirton 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 Weirton, West Virginia

CES employment for Weirton peaked in September 2002 at 50,600. Since then 10,100 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,000 in March 2017, Weirton has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,580 for Weirton in March 2001. 9,028 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a November 2018 low of 47,078, Weirton has added 474 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2019

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2019 40,500 200 47,552 411
December 2018 40,300 100 47,141 63
November 2018 40,200 200 47,078 -45
October 2018 40,000 0 47,123 1
September 2018 40,000 -300 47,122 -106
August 2018 40,300 -100 47,228 -211
July 2018 40,400 0 47,439 37
June 2018 40,400 -100 47,402 -12
May 2018 40,500 300 47,414 175
April 2018 40,200 -200 47,239 -150
March 2018 40,400 0 47,389 -47
February 2018 40,400 100 47,436 128