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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Weirton fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Weirton peaked in April 2020 at 18.2% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.9% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Weirton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
West Virginia 5.0% -0.3 -4.4
Weirton 7.0% 0.0 -4.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 8,924. There are now 5,475 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,390 in May 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 59. Weirton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Weirton, West Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Weirton 3,449 +5 -2,331

Number of Unemployed Persons

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.0% 7.0% 3,449
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 7.0% 3,444
May
2021
5.8% 5.5% 6.9% 3,390
April
2021
6.1% 5.8% 6.9% 3,482
March
2021
6.0% 5.9% 6.9% 3,535
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 7.2% 3,694
January
2021
6.3% 6.5% 7.3% 3,799
December
2020
6.7% 6.7% 7.6% 3,840
November
2020
6.7% 7.0% 7.5% 3,774
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 7.4% 3,687
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 9.7% 4,922

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.