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Morgantown, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morgantown fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Morgantown peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Morgantown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
West Virginia 6.2% -0.2 +1.1
Morgantown 4.8% -0.1 +0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Morgantown, West Virginia, National

Morgantown, West Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Morgantown, West Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Morgantown peaked in April 2020 at 9,007. There are now 5,683 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Morgantown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Morgantown, West Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Morgantown 3,324 -75 +552

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morgantown, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Morgantown
Unemployment Rate
Morgantown
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.2% 4.8% 3,324
October
2020
6.9% 6.4% 4.9% 3,399
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 6.7% 4,671
August
2020
8.4% 8.9% 6.8% 4,768
July
2020
10.2% 10.0% 8.8% 6,125
June
2020
11.1% 10.5% 9.0% 6,199
May
2020
13.3% 12.9% 10.5% 7,182
April
2020
14.8% 15.9% 13.3% 9,007
March
2020
4.4% 6.0% 4.5% 3,254
February
2020
3.5% 4.9% 3.7% 2,611
January
2020
3.5% 5.0% 3.8% 2,697

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.