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Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Huntington fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Huntington peaked in April 2020 at 16.6% and is now 12.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Huntington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
West Virginia 3.6% -0.1 -1.9
Huntington 4.0% 0.0 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 April 2020 at 23,939. There are now 18,157 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Huntington 5,782 -115 -2,295

Number of Unemployed Persons

Huntington, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Huntington
Unemployment Rate
Huntington
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 4.0% 5,782
March
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 5,897
February
2022
3.8% 3.9% 4.2% 6,114
January
2022
4.0% 4.1% 4.4% 6,393
December
2021
3.9% 4.3% 4.6% 6,708
November
2021
4.2% 4.3% 4.6% 6,690
October
2021
4.6% 4.3% 4.6% 6,729
September
2021
4.7% 4.6% 4.8% 6,946
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 5.0% 7,236
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.2% 7,545
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 5.4% 7,787

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.