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Morgantown, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morgantown fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Morgantown peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Morgantown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
West Virginia 6.2% -0.3 +1.1
Morgantown 4.7% 0.0 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 5,724 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 February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Morgantown 3,283 -26 +672

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morgantown, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Morgantown
Unemployment Rate
Morgantown
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 4.7% 3,283
January
2021
6.3% 6.5% 4.7% 3,309
December
2020
6.7% 6.7% 4.7% 3,302
November
2020
6.7% 7.0% 4.8% 3,330
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 4.9% 3,399
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 6.7% 4,671
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 6.8% 4,768
July
2020
10.2% 9.4% 8.8% 6,125
June
2020
11.1% 10.5% 9.0% 6,199
May
2020
13.3% 11.9% 10.5% 7,182
April
2020
14.8% 15.6% 13.3% 9,007

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.