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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 38,500 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,207 employed persons for the month. Weirton added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 81 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,500 +100 -1,900
CPS 47,207 -81 -924

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,422 for Weirton in April 2001. 9,215 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 40,354, Weirton has added 6,853 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 38,500 100 47,207 -81
January 2021 38,400 400 47,288 1,208
December 2020 38,000 -100 46,080 -118
November 2020 38,100 400 46,198 -93
October 2020 37,700 0 46,291 971
September 2020 37,700 -200 45,320 -8
August 2020 37,900 400 45,328 748
July 2020 37,500 200 44,580 -84
June 2020 37,300 1,800 44,664 1,916
May 2020 35,500 1,000 42,748 2,394
April 2020 34,500 -5,400 40,354 -7,097
March 2020 39,900 -500 47,451 -680