West Virginia



News Releases:

May
16

Unemployment in the Washington Area by County – March 2019

In March, Arlington County and Falls Church City, VA, had the lowest unemployment rates in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area at 2.1 percent each.

May
14

Average Energy Prices, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria – April 2019

Gasoline prices averaged $2.829 a gallon in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria area in April 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

May
10

Consumer Price Index, South Region – April 2019

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South rose 0.5 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

West Virginia Economy at a Glance:

West Virginia
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Nov
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Dec
2018
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Apr
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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(2)784.5 (2)784.6 786.4 788.2 789.3 (p)789.6

Employment(1)

(2)744.2 (2)744.2 745.8 747.6 749.3 (p)751.0

Unemployment(1)

(2)40.3 (2)40.4 40.7 40.6 40.0 (p)38.6

Unemployment Rate(3)

(2)5.1 (2)5.1 5.2 5.2 5.1 (p)4.9

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(4)

730.7 730.4 736.7 737.0 737.5 (p)735.3

12-month % change

2.1 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.6 (p)1.8

Mining and Logging(4)

22.4 22.7 23.3 23.2 23.2 (p)23.5

12-month % change

0.4 1.3 5.4 5.0 4.5 (p)4.4

Construction(4)

46.4 47.5 51.2 50.6 50.5 (p)48.4

12-month % change

41.5 42.6 51.0 46.7 42.7 (p)33.7

Manufacturing(4)

48.0 47.8 47.9 48.3 48.1 (p)47.7

12-month % change

2.8 2.6 2.6 3.4 2.3 (p)1.5

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(4)

129.5 129.3 130.6 130.7 131.2 (p)131.0

12-month % change

-1.4 -0.5 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 (p)0.3

Information(4)

8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 7.9 (p)7.9

12-month % change

-2.4 -2.4 -3.6 -2.4 6.8 (p)-6.0

Financial Activities(4)

29.2 29.1 29.6 29.1 29.3 (p)29.6

12-month % change

1.7 1.4 2.4 0.0 0.7 (p)1.7

Professional & Business Services(4)

69.6 68.9 68.9 68.6 68.3 (p)68.7

12-month % change

3.4 2.5 1.6 0.4 -0.6 (p)-0.4

Education & Health Services(4)

128.1 128.3 128.6 128.9 129.4 (p)129.9

12-month % change

0.6 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.9 (p)1.5

Leisure & Hospitality(4)

74.0 73.9 73.9 74.1 74.0 (p)73.3

12-month % change

-0.5 -0.5 -1.3 -0.7 -0.4 (p)-1.2

Other Services(4)

24.1 24.2 23.8 24.0 24.2 (p)23.9

12-month % change

-1.6 -0.8 -1.2 -0.8 -1.2 (p)-3.2

Government(4)

151.3 150.6 150.8 151.4 151.4 (p)151.4

12-month % change

-0.7 -1.0 -0.9 -0.7 0.1 (p)-0.7

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(3) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(4) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
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Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV, Division Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2019
Hagerstown Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
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Charleston, WV, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2019
Huntington Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2019
Parkersburg Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2019
Wheeling Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
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Charleston, WV: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table May 2019
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table May 2019
Morgantown, WV: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table May 2019
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table May 2019
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table May 2019
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table May 2019
West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, seasonally adjusted Employment, Unemployment Table May 2019
West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, not seasonally adjusted Employment, Unemployment Table May 2019
Mid-Atlantic - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table May 2019
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Mid-Atlantic Consumer price indexes Table May 2019
Mid-Atlantic - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table May 2019
Mid-Atlantic Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary May 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Charleston – May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release May 2018
Washington Area Employment – October 2018 Employment News Release Nov 2018
Average Energy Prices, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria – April 2019 Average energy prices News Release May 2019
Consumer Expenditures for the Washington Metropolitan Area: 2016-17 Consumer spending News Release Oct 2018
County Employment and Wages in the District of Columbia – Second Quarter 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Dec 2018
County Employment and Wages in West Virginia – Third Quarter 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2019
Average Energy Prices - Washington DC Average energy prices Table May 2019
Consumer Price Index, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria – March 2019 Consumer price indexes News Release Apr 2019
Changing Compensation Costs in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area – March 2019 Benefits, Pay News Release May 2019
Fatal Occupational Injuries in West Virginia — 2016 Workplace fatalities News Release Jun 2018
Workplace Fatalities in West Virginia – Full Tables Workplace fatalities Table Nov 2014
Fatal Work Injuries in the Washington, DC Area — 2016 Workplace fatalities News Release Apr 2018
Consumer Price Index Historical Tables for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-MD-VA-WV Consumer price indexes Table Apr 2019
Summary of annual and semi-annual indexes Consumer price indexes Table Jan 2019
Workplace Fatalities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV – Full Tables Workplace fatalities Table Feb 2014
Consumer Price Index, South Region – April 2019 Consumer price indexes News Release May 2019
Unemployment in the Washington Area by County – March 2019 Unemployment News Release May 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria – May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2018
Morgantown Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2019
Weirton Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2019