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Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Huntington fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Huntington peaked in November 2010 at 9.2% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Huntington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
West Virginia 5.2% 0.0 -0.2
Huntington 5.1% -0.3 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Huntington, West Virginia, National

Huntington, West Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Huntington, West Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Huntington peaked in November 2010 at 14,417. There are now 7,035 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Huntington 7,382 -454 -488

Number of Unemployed Persons

Huntington, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Huntington
Unemployment Rate
Huntington
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 5.1%
February
2019
3.8% 5.2% 5.1% 7,382
January
2019
4.0% 5.2% 5.4% 7,836
December
2018
3.9% 5.1% 5.3% 7,809
November
2018
3.7% 5.1% 5.3% 7,741
October
2018
3.8% 5.1% 5.5% 7,995
September
2018
3.7% 5.1% 5.2% 7,585
August
2018
3.8% 5.1% 5.2% 7,571
July
2018
3.9% 5.2% 5.7% 8,295
June
2018
4.0% 5.2% 5.6% 8,176
May
2018
3.8% 5.3% 5.5% 8,013
April
2018
3.9% 5.4% 5.5% 8,089

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.