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Wheeling, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 69,600 jobs in Wheeling, West Virginia in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,467 employed persons for the month. Wheeling lost 200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 39 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wheeling job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,600 -200 +900
CPS 65,467 +39 +2,006

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 June 2019 at 70,000. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Wheeling according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,937 for Wheeling in February 2008. 470 jobs have been lost in Wheeling since then according to the household survey. From a February 2017 low of 60,816, Wheeling has added 4,651 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 69,600 -200 65,467 39
July 2019 69,800 -200 65,428 135
June 2019 70,000 300 65,293 276
May 2019 69,700 500 65,017 133
April 2019 69,200 -300 64,884 186
March 2019 69,500 -200 64,698 274
February 2019 69,700 -200 64,424 350
January 2019 69,900 600 64,074 327
December 2018 69,300 0 63,747 -30
November 2018 69,300 -100 63,777 -14
October 2018 69,400 500 63,791 123
September 2018 68,900 200 63,668 207