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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 40,100 jobs in Weirton, West Virginia in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,508 employed persons for the month. Weirton lost 100 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 131 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Weirton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 40,100 -100 -300
CPS 47,508 +131 +332

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 10,500 jobs have been lost in Weirton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 39,900 in March 2017, Weirton has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,422 for Weirton in April 2001. 8,914 jobs have been lost in Weirton since then according to the household survey. From a March 2017 low of 46,706, Weirton has added 802 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Weirton, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 40,100 -100 47,508 131
December 2019 40,200 100 47,377 -1
November 2019 40,100 -100 47,378 -63
October 2019 40,200 -300 47,441 -63
September 2019 40,500 -200 47,504 -20
August 2019 40,700 200 47,524 82
July 2019 40,500 100 47,442 48
June 2019 40,400 200 47,394 20
May 2019 40,200 -500 47,374 -65
April 2019 40,700 -100 47,439 44
March 2019 40,800 100 47,395 90
February 2019 40,700 300 47,305 129