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Wheeling, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wheeling fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2021 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Wheeling peaked in April 2020 at 17.2% and is now 12.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wheeling 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
Wheeling 5.2% -0.4 -1.9
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: 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 10,405. There are now 7,210 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Wheeling 3,195 -259 -1,222

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wheeling, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Wheeling
Unemployment Rate
Wheeling
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.0% 5.2% 3,195
October
2021
4.6% 4.3% 5.6% 3,454
September
2021
4.7% 4.6% 5.9% 3,661
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 6.2% 3,800
July
2021
5.4% 5.0% 6.3% 3,875
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 6.3% 3,883
May
2021
5.8% 5.5% 6.2% 3,794
April
2021
6.0% 5.8% 6.0% 3,747
March
2021
6.0% 5.9% 5.9% 3,694
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 6.1% 3,792
January
2021
6.4% 6.5% 6.2% 3,896

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.