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Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Huntington fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Huntington peaked in September 2010 at 9.1% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Huntington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
West Virginia 4.7% 0.0 -0.5
Huntington 4.9% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 October 2010 at 14,396. There are now 7,247 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,100 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 49.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Huntington 7,149 +49 -757

Number of Unemployed Persons

Huntington, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Huntington
Unemployment Rate
Huntington
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.6%
July
2019
3.7% 4.7% 4.9% 7,149
June
2019
3.7% 4.7% 4.9% 7,100
May
2019
3.6% 4.8% 4.9% 7,136
April
2019
3.6% 4.9% 5.0% 7,301
March
2019
3.8% 5.1% 5.2% 7,521
February
2019
3.8% 5.2% 5.3% 7,664
January
2019
4.0% 5.2% 5.4% 7,789
December
2018
3.9% 5.1% 5.4% 7,792
November
2018
3.7% 5.1% 5.4% 7,778
October
2018
3.8% 5.1% 5.4% 7,752

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.