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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Weirton fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 7.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Weirton peaked in April 2020 at 18.9% and is now 11.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Weirton 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
Weirton 7.1% -0.2 +1.4
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: Weirton, West Virginia, National

Weirton, West Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Weirton peaked in April 2020 at 9,419. There are now 5,827 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Weirton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Weirton, West Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Weirton 3,592 -124 +681

Number of Unemployed Persons

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 7.1% 3,592
January
2021
6.3% 6.5% 7.3% 3,716
December
2020
6.7% 6.7% 7.7% 3,843
November
2020
6.7% 7.0% 7.9% 3,947
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 8.1% 4,058
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 10.6% 5,398
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 10.8% 5,463
July
2020
10.2% 9.4% 10.9% 5,468
June
2020
11.1% 10.5% 12.2% 6,209
May
2020
13.3% 11.9% 15.7% 7,978
April
2020
14.8% 15.6% 18.9% 9,419

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.