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Wheeling, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 66,600 jobs in Wheeling, West Virginia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,570 employed persons for the month. Wheeling added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 389 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wheeling job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,600 +100 -700
CPS 61,570 +389 +1,138

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Wheeling 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 Wheeling, West Virginia

CES employment for Wheeling peaked in March 2014 at 69,200. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Wheeling according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,400 in November 2017, Wheeling has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,985 for Wheeling in March 2008. 4,415 jobs have been lost in Wheeling since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 60,303, Wheeling has added 1,267 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 66,600 100 61,570 389
January 2018 66,500 0 61,181 373
December 2017 66,500 100 60,808 187
November 2017 66,400 -100 60,621 -85
October 2017 66,500 -100 60,706 115
September 2017 66,600 -200 60,591 110
August 2017 66,800 -100 60,481 -369
July 2017 66,900 100 60,850 -334
June 2017 66,800 200 61,184 418
May 2017 66,600 -500 60,766 169
April 2017 67,100 0 60,597 111
March 2017 67,100 -200 60,486 54