Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.9% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Wheeling, WV-OH market rose by 660 jobs in May and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 3.9%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Wheeling, WV-OH unemployment rate is 52 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 190 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 10.4% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Wheeling, WV-OH Unemployment May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.7% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 11,100; -100
  • Government: 10,000; +500
  • Manufacturing: 3,100; no change
Wheeling, WV-OH Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.