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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 39,700 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,409 employed persons for the month. Weirton lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 15 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,700 -100 -700
CPS 47,409 +15 +213

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 10,900 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,422 for Weirton in April 2001. 9,013 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a March 2017 low of 46,706, Weirton has added 703 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 39,700 -100 47,409 15
June 2019 39,800 -100 47,394 20
May 2019 39,900 -100 47,374 -65
April 2019 40,000 -100 47,439 44
March 2019 40,100 -100 47,395 90
February 2019 40,200 -300 47,305 129
January 2019 40,500 200 47,176 139
December 2018 40,300 100 47,037 10
November 2018 40,200 200 47,027 -9
October 2018 40,000 0 47,036 -53
September 2018 40,000 -300 47,089 -63
August 2018 40,300 -100 47,152 -44