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Morgantown, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morgantown fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Morgantown peaked in April 2020 at 12.9% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Morgantown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
West Virginia 4.0% +0.1 -0.6
Morgantown 3.3% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 8,408. There are now 5,985 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,333 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 90. Morgantown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Morgantown, West Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Morgantown 2,423 -24 -284

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morgantown, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Morgantown
Unemployment Rate
Morgantown
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.3% 2,423
August
2022
3.7% 3.9% 3.3% 2,447
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 3.3% 2,404
June
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.2% 2,349
May
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.2% 2,333
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.2% 2,357
March
2022
3.6% 3.7% 3.3% 2,393
February
2022
3.8% 3.9% 3.4% 2,463
January
2022
4.0% 4.1% 3.5% 2,537
December
2021
3.9% 4.3% 3.6% 2,630
November
2021
4.2% 4.3% 3.6% 2,627

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.