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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

2020

71.5 71.7 71.4 60.7 62.4 64.6 64.1 65.9 67.5 68.4 68.9 68.0 67.1

2021

66.3 67.8 68.2 68.8 68.5 66.8 66.9 67.5 69.2 70.2 (p)70.6    

Manufacturing

2020

3.5 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4

2021

3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 (p)2.4    

Professional & Business Services

2020

8.2 8.2 8.3 7.4 7.7 8.0 7.9 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.1

2021

8.2 8.3 8.3 8.4 8.6 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.7 (p)8.7    

Educational & Health Services

2020

16.0 16.1 16.1 14.8 14.9 15.3 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.7 15.8 15.8 15.6

2021

15.8 15.8 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9 16.0 16.1 16.1 (p)16.1    

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

6.7 7.0 6.9 3.5 4.2 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.5 5.6

2021

5.4 5.6 5.6 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.3 6.4 (p)6.3    

Government

2020

19.3 19.1 19.0 17.0 16.5 16.0 15.2 16.3 17.0 17.5 17.7 17.0 17.3

2021

16.1 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.2 15.1 15.4 16.4 17.6 18.2 (p)18.6    

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

2020

71,823 72,476 71,344 65,828 68,484 69,282 69,322 69,725 70,516 70,981 71,065 70,796 70,137

2021

69,578 71,402 70,789 72,348 71,599 71,011 71,443 71,478 72,417 72,901 (p)72,406    

Employment

2020

69,003 69,607 68,262 57,436 61,691 63,033 63,435 65,205 66,670 67,642 67,614 66,878 65,540

2021

65,857 67,768 67,558 69,209 68,834 68,025 68,845 68,801 70,374 71,053 (p)70,790    

Unemployment

2020

2,820 2,869 3,082 8,392 6,793 6,249 5,887 4,520 3,846 3,339 3,451 3,918 4,597

2021

3,721 3,634 3,231 3,139 2,765 2,986 2,598 2,677 2,043 1,848 (p)1,616    

Unemployment Rate

2020

3.9 4.0 4.3 12.7 9.9 9.0 8.5 6.5 5.5 4.7 4.9 5.5 6.6

2021

5.3 5.1 4.6 4.3 3.9 4.2 3.6 3.7 2.8 2.5 (p)2.2    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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