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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 39,300 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,479 employed persons for the month. Weirton added 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 118 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,300 +200 +100
CPS 47,479 -118 +117

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 11,300 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 34,400 in April 2020, Weirton has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,912 for Weirton in April 2000. 8,433 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 39,969, Weirton has added 7,510 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 39,300 200 47,479 -118
August 2022 39,100 0 47,597 -170
July 2022 39,100 0 47,767 -143
June 2022 39,100 -900 47,910 -114
May 2022 40,000 700 48,024 22
April 2022 39,300 -100 48,002 -50
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