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Morgantown, WV: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Morgantown, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2023

70.9 71.8 71.9 72.5 72.6 71.5 69.9 71.0 72.6 73.2 73.6 73.4 72.1

2024

71.4 72.1 72.0 72.8 (p)71.6                

Manufacturing

2023

2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

2024

2.0 2.0 1.8 1.8 (p)1.8                

Professional & Business Services

2023

8.6 8.6 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.7

2024

8.5 8.5 8.5 8.7 (p)8.6                

Educational & Health Services

2023

17.0 17.2 17.4 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.9 17.9 18.1 18.2 18.3 17.7

2024

18.3 18.5 18.5 18.5 (p)18.7                

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

6.8 7.0 6.9 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.0 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2

2024

7.0 7.1 7.0 7.2 (p)7.2                

Government

2023

17.8 18.4 18.5 18.5 18.6 17.2 16.0 16.7 17.9 18.3 18.5 18.3 17.9

2024

17.6 18.2 18.3 18.3 (p)17.1                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Morgantown, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2023

(1)69,760 (1)70,609 (1)70,399 (1)71,204 (1)71,276 (1)71,516 (1)70,649 (1)71,353 (1)71,842 (1)72,030 (1)71,420 (1)70,690 (1)71,062

2024

70,233 70,562 70,629 71,257 (p)69,682                

Employment

2023

(1)67,389 (1)68,270 (1)68,122 (1)69,125 (1)69,093 (1)68,918 (1)68,224 (1)68,724 (1)69,594 (1)69,762 (1)69,247 (1)68,367 (1)68,736

2024

67,589 67,879 67,789 69,052 (p)67,458                

Unemployment

2023

(1)2,371 (1)2,339 (1)2,277 (1)2,079 (1)2,183 (1)2,598 (1)2,425 (1)2,629 (1)2,248 (1)2,268 (1)2,173 (1)2,323 (1)2,326

2024

2,644 2,683 2,840 2,205 (p)2,224                

Unemployment Rate

2023

(1)3.4 (1)3.3 (1)3.2 (1)2.9 (1)3.1 (1)3.6 (1)3.4 (1)3.7 (1)3.1 (1)3.1 (1)3.0 (1)3.3 (1)3.3

2024

3.8 3.8 4.0 3.1 (p)3.2                

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.
(p) Preliminary

The Morgantown, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Monongalia and Preston Counties in West Virginia.