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Wheeling, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wheeling fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Wheeling peaked in April 2020 at 16.7% and is now 12.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wheeling unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
West Virginia 3.6% -0.1 -1.9
Wheeling 4.4% 0.0 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 9,961. There are now 7,231 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Wheeling 2,730 -27 -1,209

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wheeling, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Wheeling
Unemployment Rate
Wheeling
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 4.4% 2,730
March
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.4% 2,757
February
2022
3.8% 3.9% 4.6% 2,842
January
2022
4.0% 4.1% 4.8% 2,941
December
2021
3.9% 4.3% 5.0% 3,106
November
2021
4.2% 4.3% 5.0% 3,086
October
2021
4.6% 4.3% 5.1% 3,111
September
2021
4.7% 4.6% 5.3% 3,278
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 5.7% 3,499
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 6.0% 3,709
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 6.2% 3,850

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.