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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Weirton fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Weirton peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 12.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Weirton 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
Weirton 4.8% 0.0 -1.9
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: 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 8,466. There are now 6,046 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,415 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5. Weirton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Weirton, West Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Weirton 2,420 +5 -950

Number of Unemployed Persons

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 4.8% 2,420
March
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.8% 2,415
February
2022
3.8% 3.9% 4.9% 2,470
January
2022
4.0% 4.1% 5.0% 2,527
December
2021
3.9% 4.3% 5.3% 2,651
November
2021
4.2% 4.3% 5.3% 2,671
October
2021
4.6% 4.3% 5.4% 2,725
September
2021
4.7% 4.6% 5.8% 2,895
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 6.2% 3,144
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 6.8% 3,458
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 7.5% 3,816

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.