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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 41,000 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,326 employed persons for the month. Weirton added 200 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 87 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 41,000 +200 -300
CPS 47,326 +87 -184

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 9,600 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,700 in February 2018, Weirton has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,580 for Weirton in March 2001. 9,254 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 47,218, Weirton has added 108 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 41,000 200 47,326 87
April 2018 40,800 100 47,239 -150
March 2018 40,700 0 47,389 -47
February 2018 40,700 -100 47,436 128
January 2018 40,800 -100 47,308 90
December 2017 40,900 -100 47,218 -5
November 2017 41,000 100 47,223 -187
October 2017 40,900 -400 47,410 -238
September 2017 41,300 -100 47,648 -89
August 2017 41,400 100 47,737 10
July 2017 41,300 -100 47,727 103
June 2017 41,400 100 47,624 114