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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 38,600 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,013 employed persons for the month. Weirton added 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 200 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,600 +100 +1,100
CPS 46,013 +200 +962

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 12,000 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 34,500 in April 2020, Weirton has gained 4,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,912 for Weirton in April 2000. 9,899 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 40,175, Weirton has added 5,838 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 38,600 100 46,013 200
June 2021 38,500 200 45,813 99
May 2021 38,300 200 45,714 -1,287
April 2021 38,100 -200 47,001 -446
March 2021 38,300 100 47,447 -282
February 2021 38,200 -200 47,729 -404
January 2021 38,400 400 48,133 1,386
December 2020 38,000 -100 46,747 267
November 2020 38,100 400 46,480 299
October 2020 37,700 0 46,181 240
September 2020 37,700 -200 45,941 327
August 2020 37,900 400 45,614 563