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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 38,400 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,275 employed persons for the month. Weirton added 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 16 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,400 +600 -1,700
CPS 46,275 -16 -1,797

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 12,200 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 34,500 in April 2020, Weirton has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,422 for Weirton in April 2001. 10,147 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 40,354, Weirton has added 5,921 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 38,400 600 46,275 -16
October 2020 37,800 100 46,291 971
September 2020 37,700 200 45,320 -8
August 2020 37,500 100 45,328 748
July 2020 37,400 -200 44,580 -84
June 2020 37,600 2,200 44,664 1,916
May 2020 35,400 900 42,748 2,394
April 2020 34,500 -5,100 40,354 -7,097
March 2020 39,600 -500 47,451 -680
February 2020 40,100 -100 48,131 17
January 2020 40,200 0 48,114 110
December 2019 40,200 100 48,004 -68