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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Weirton fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2018 to 6.0%. 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 13.8% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Weirton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
West Virginia 5.4% 0.0 +0.3
Weirton 6.0% -0.3 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 February 2010 at 8,180. There are now 5,125 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Weirton 3,055 -140 -475

Number of Unemployed Persons

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 5.4% 6.0% 3,055
January
2018
4.1% 5.4% 6.3% 3,195
December
2017
4.1% 5.4% 6.8% 3,435
November
2017
4.1% 5.4% 6.6% 3,339
October
2017
4.1% 5.4% 6.5% 3,267
September
2017
4.2% 5.3% 6.5% 3,280
August
2017
4.4% 5.2% 6.7% 3,400
July
2017
4.3% 5.1% 6.7% 3,394
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 6.6% 3,382
May
2017
4.3% 5.0% 6.5% 3,272
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 6.7% 3,414

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.