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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Weirton fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2019 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Weirton peaked in January 2010 at 13.7% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Weirton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
West Virginia 4.9% -0.2 -0.5
Weirton 5.5% -0.3 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 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 February 2010 at 8,075. There are now 5,314 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 April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Weirton 2,761 -131 -388

Number of Unemployed Persons

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 4.9% 5.5% 2,761
March
2019
3.8% 5.1% 5.8% 2,892
February
2019
3.8% 5.2% 5.9% 2,990
January
2019
4.0% 5.2% 6.1% 3,042
December
2018
3.9% 5.1% 6.1% 3,060
November
2018
3.7% 5.1% 6.1% 3,055
October
2018
3.8% 5.1% 6.1% 3,043
September
2018
3.7% 5.1% 6.1% 3,038
August
2018
3.8% 5.1% 6.1% 3,046
July
2018
3.9% 5.2% 6.1% 3,068
June
2018
4.0% 5.2% 6.2% 3,096

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.