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Wheeling, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 66,600 jobs in Wheeling, West Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,763 employed persons for the month. Wheeling lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 320 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wheeling job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,600 0 +100
CPS 60,763 +320 -359

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. 5,222 jobs have been lost in Wheeling since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 60,443, Wheeling has added 320 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 66,600 0 60,763 320
September 2018 66,600 200 60,443 -24
August 2018 66,400 -100 60,467 -402
July 2018 66,500 0 60,869 -565
June 2018 66,500 -200 61,434 -304
May 2018 66,700 100 61,738 198
April 2018 66,600 -100 61,540 -243
March 2018 66,700 100 61,783 212
February 2018 66,600 100 61,571 346
January 2018 66,500 0 61,225 163
December 2017 66,500 100 61,062 19
November 2017 66,400 -100 61,043 -79