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Wheeling, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 60,800 jobs in Wheeling, West Virginia in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,914 employed persons for the month. Wheeling added 300 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 130 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wheeling job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,800 +300 +1,600
CPS 58,914 -130 +645

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 8,000 jobs have been lost in Wheeling according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,500 in April 2020, Wheeling has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,802 for Wheeling in December 2006. 6,888 jobs have been lost in Wheeling since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 49,791, Wheeling has added 9,123 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 60,800 300 58,914 -130
August 2022 60,500 0 59,044 -268
July 2022 60,500 -200 59,312 -192
June 2022 60,700 -100 59,504 -31
May 2022 60,800 100 59,535 108
April 2022 60,700 100 59,427 81
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