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Wheeling, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 69,800 jobs in Wheeling, West Virginia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,022 employed persons for the month. Wheeling lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,186 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wheeling job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,800 -100 +3,900
CPS 65,022 +1,186 +3,451

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 January 2019 at 69,900. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Wheeling according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,985 for Wheeling in March 2008. 963 jobs have been lost in Wheeling since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 60,443, Wheeling has added 4,579 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 69,800 -100 65,022 1,186
January 2019 69,900 600 63,836 3,052
December 2018 69,300 0 60,784 0
November 2018 69,300 -100 60,784 63
October 2018 69,400 500 60,721 278
September 2018 68,900 200 60,443 -24
August 2018 68,700 200 60,467 -402
July 2018 68,500 400 60,869 -565
June 2018 68,100 1,700 61,434 -304
May 2018 66,400 300 61,738 198
April 2018 66,100 0 61,540 -243
March 2018 66,100 200 61,783 212