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Wheeling, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 59,600 jobs in Wheeling, West Virginia in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,504 employed persons for the month. Wheeling added 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 176 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wheeling job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,600 +500 +1,900
CPS 57,504 +176 +1,422

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 9,100 jobs have been lost in Wheeling according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,000 in April 2020, Wheeling has gained 5,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,802 for Wheeling in December 2006. 8,298 jobs have been lost in Wheeling since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 50,165, Wheeling has added 7,339 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 59,600 500 57,504 176
June 2021 59,100 700 57,328 133
May 2021 58,400 -1,300 57,195 -1,751
April 2021 59,700 -200 58,946 115
March 2021 59,900 0 58,831 106
February 2021 59,900 0 58,725 155
January 2021 59,900 1,100 58,570 134
December 2020 58,800 -600 58,436 261
November 2020 59,400 -200 58,175 310
October 2020 59,600 600 57,865 368
September 2020 59,000 1,000 57,497 556
August 2020 58,000 300 56,941 859