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Wheeling, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wheeling fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Wheeling peaked in April 2020 at 17.7% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wheeling unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
West Virginia 6.2% -0.2 +1.1
Wheeling 7.6% -0.3 +1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Wheeling, West Virginia, National

Wheeling, West Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Wheeling, West Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wheeling peaked in April 2020 at 10,999. There are now 6,384 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Wheeling employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wheeling, West Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Wheeling 4,615 -203 +674

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wheeling, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Wheeling
Unemployment Rate
Wheeling
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.2% 7.6% 4,615
October
2020
6.9% 6.4% 7.9% 4,818
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 10.5% 6,491
August
2020
8.4% 8.9% 10.8% 6,635
July
2020
10.2% 10.0% 11.1% 6,722
June
2020
11.1% 10.5% 11.9% 7,478
May
2020
13.3% 12.9% 15.3% 9,752
April
2020
14.8% 15.9% 17.7% 10,999
March
2020
4.4% 6.0% 7.1% 4,673
February
2020
3.5% 4.9% 5.9% 3,868
January
2020
3.5% 5.0% 5.9% 3,874

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.