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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 39,200 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,991 employed persons for the month. Weirton lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 61 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,200 -200 +200
CPS 47,991 -61 +1,234

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 11,400 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 34,400 in April 2020, Weirton has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,912 for Weirton in April 2000. 7,921 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 39,969, Weirton has added 8,022 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 39,200 -200 47,991 -61
March 2022 39,400 -200 48,052 73
February 2022 39,600 -100 47,979 165
January 2022 39,700 200 47,814 267
December 2021 39,500 100 47,547 1
November 2021 39,400 200 47,546 48
October 2021 39,200 0 47,498 136
September 2021 39,200 100 47,362 148
August 2021 39,100 0 47,214 133
July 2021 39,100 100 47,081 104
June 2021 39,000 0 46,977 92
May 2021 39,000 0 46,885 128