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Wheeling, West Virginia Job Growth

There were 55,300 jobs in Wheeling, West Virginia in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,923 employed persons for the month. Wheeling added 1,400 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,820 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wheeling job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,300 +1,400 -10,900
CPS 53,923 +2,820 -8,310

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 September 2018 at 68,700. Since then 13,400 jobs have been lost in Wheeling according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,900 in April 2020, Wheeling has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,937 for Wheeling in February 2008. 12,014 jobs have been lost in Wheeling since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,103, Wheeling has added 2,820 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Wheeling, West Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 55,300 1,400 53,923 2,820
April 2020 53,900 -9,800 51,103 -10,106
March 2020 63,700 -700 61,209 -865
February 2020 64,400 -199 62,074 -69
January 2020 64,599 -1,000 62,143 36
December 2019 65,600 0 62,107 -91
November 2019 65,600 -200 62,198 -84
October 2019 65,800 399 62,282 -95
September 2019 65,400 -299 62,377 -79
August 2019 65,700 -600 62,456 -11
July 2019 66,300 -300 62,467 81
June 2019 66,600 400 62,386 153