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Wheeling, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wheeling fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Wheeling peaked in September 2010 at 10.0% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wheeling unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
West Virginia 4.7% 0.0 -0.5
Wheeling 4.8% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 October 2010 at 7,004. There are now 3,727 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 July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Wheeling 3,277 -10 -97

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wheeling, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Wheeling
Unemployment Rate
Wheeling
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.6%
July
2019
3.7% 4.7% 4.8% 3,277
June
2019
3.7% 4.7% 4.8% 3,287
May
2019
3.6% 4.8% 4.9% 3,316
April
2019
3.6% 4.9% 4.9% 3,371
March
2019
3.8% 5.1% 5.0% 3,436
February
2019
3.8% 5.2% 5.1% 3,431
January
2019
4.0% 5.2% 5.0% 3,374
December
2018
3.9% 5.1% 5.0% 3,322
November
2018
3.7% 5.1% 4.9% 3,314
October
2018
3.8% 5.1% 4.9% 3,298

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.