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Wheeling, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 59,700 jobs in Wheeling, West Virginia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,707 employed persons for the month. Wheeling lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 84 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wheeling job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,700 -200 -3,600
CPS 58,707 +84 -3,367

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 October 2018 at 68,700. Since then 9,000 jobs have been lost in Wheeling according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,000 in April 2020, Wheeling has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,937 for Wheeling in February 2008. 7,230 jobs have been lost in Wheeling since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,103, Wheeling has added 7,604 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 59,700 -200 58,707 84
January 2021 59,900 1,100 58,623 2,669
December 2020 58,800 -600 55,954 13
November 2020 59,400 -200 55,941 -25
October 2020 59,600 600 55,966 622
September 2020 59,000 1,000 55,344 608
August 2020 58,000 300 54,736 767
July 2020 57,700 200 53,969 -1,339
June 2020 57,500 3,100 55,308 1,370
May 2020 54,400 400 53,938 2,835
April 2020 54,000 -8,900 51,103 -10,106
March 2020 62,900 -400 61,209 -865