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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Weirton fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2021 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Weirton peaked in April 2020 at 18.2% and is now 12.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Weirton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
West Virginia 4.0% -0.3 -3.0
Weirton 5.7% -0.5 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 6,082 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 November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Weirton 2,842 -239 -932

Number of Unemployed Persons

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.0% 5.7% 2,842
October
2021
4.6% 4.3% 6.2% 3,081
September
2021
4.7% 4.6% 6.6% 3,270
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 6.9% 3,411
July
2021
5.4% 5.0% 7.0% 3,451
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 7.0% 3,444
May
2021
5.8% 5.5% 6.9% 3,390
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 6.5% 7.3% 3,799

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.