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Wheeling, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 60,400 jobs in Wheeling, West Virginia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,372 employed persons for the month. Wheeling lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 26 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wheeling job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,400 -200 +600
CPS 59,372 +26 +1,728

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 68,800. Since then 8,400 jobs have been lost in Wheeling according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,500 in April 2020, Wheeling has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,802 for Wheeling in December 2006. 6,430 jobs have been lost in Wheeling since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 49,791, Wheeling has added 9,581 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 60,400 -200 59,372 26
March 2022 60,600 300 59,346 245
February 2022 60,300 -300 59,101 264
January 2022 60,600 100 58,837 379
December 2021 60,500 500 58,458 1
November 2021 60,000 200 58,457 56
October 2021 59,800 600 58,401 132
September 2021 59,200 -200 58,269 150
August 2021 59,400 0 58,119 146
July 2021 59,400 -200 57,973 119
June 2021 59,600 0 57,854 94
May 2021 59,600 -200 57,760 116