Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.8% with the biggest shift in Education & Healthcare, which gained 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH market rose by 87 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 120 bps to 4.8%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH unemployment rate is 148 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 30 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in September versus prior month by -6.9% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.6% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 8,700; +200
  • Transportation & Utilities: 8,600; +200
  • Government: 7,300; no change
  • Manufacturing: 4,700; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 4,400; -100
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.