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West Virginia



News Releases:
Jan
31
Changing Compensation Costs in the Washington Metropolitan Area — December 2022

Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 4.3 percent in the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA, Combined Statistical Area (CSA) for the year ended December 2022.

Jan
12
Consumer Price Index, South Region — December 2022

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South edged down 0.3 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Jan
12
Average Energy Prices, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria – December 2022

Gasoline prices averaged $3.389 per gallon in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria area in December 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

West Virginia Economy at a Glance:
West Virginia
Data Series Back
Data
May
2023
June
2023
July
2023
Aug
2023
Sept
2023
Oct
2023

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

782.4 783.1 784.1 (p)786.4    

Employment(1)

756.8 757.3 757.6 (p)758.2    

Unemployment(1)

25.5 25.8 26.5 (p)28.3    

Unemployment Rate(2)

3.3 3.3 3.4 (p)3.6    

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

699.6 700.7 703.6 705.5 706.5 (p)706.2

12-month % change

0.4 1.0 1.4 1.7 1.7 (p)1.5

Mining and Logging(3)

21.9 22.2 22.2 22.2 22.2 (p)22.1

12-month % change

11.7 12.1 11.0 9.9 8.8 (p)8.3

Construction(3)

31.4 31.9 32.3 33.3 33.0 (p)32.9

12-month % change

-0.3 3.6 5.9 9.5 9.3 (p)3.1

Manufacturing(3)

45.6 45.5 45.7 45.5 45.4 (p)45.0

12-month % change

-3.4 -3.4 -1.1 -0.7 -1.7 (p)-2.4

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

122.7 122.5 122.3 122.0 121.4 (p)121.0

12-month % change

-0.2 0.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.7 (p)-0.7

Information(3)

7.7 7.7 7.9 8.0 7.9 (p)7.8

12-month % change

-1.3 0.0 1.3 2.6 2.6 (p)1.3

Financial Activities(3)

25.4 25.4 25.6 26.1 25.7 (p)25.8

12-month % change

0.4 0.4 0.8 2.4 0.8 (p)0.4

Professional & Business Services(3)

71.7 71.5 71.7 72.1 73.1 (p)73.4

12-month % change

-1.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 1.1 (p)1.5

Education & Health Services(3)

130.1 130.2 130.7 130.8 131.0 (p)131.5

12-month % change

1.8 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.0 (p)2.3

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

69.9 70.8 70.6 69.5 69.2 (p)68.8

12-month % change

-0.1 1.6 1.1 -0.1 -0.3 (p)-0.3

Other Services(3)

25.1 25.1 25.2 25.8 26.1 (p)26.0

12-month % change

4.6 5.9 5.4 7.9 10.1 (p)7.4

Government(3)

148.1 147.9 149.4 150.2 151.5 (p)151.9

12-month % change

-0.2 -0.1 0.8 1.1 1.8 (p)2.4

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV, Division Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Hagerstown Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
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Charleston, WV, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Industry price indexes
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Huntington Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Parkersburg Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Wheeling Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Charleston, WV: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
Morgantown, WV: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, seasonally adjusted Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, not seasonally adjusted Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
Mid-Atlantic - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2023
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Mid-Atlantic Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2023
Mid-Atlantic - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Dec 2023
Mid-Atlantic Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Dec 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Charleston — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2022
Washington Area Employment — October 2022 Employment News Release Nov 2022
Average Energy Prices, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria – December 2022 Average energy prices News Release Jan 2023
Consumer Expenditures in the Washington Metropolitan Area — 2020-21 Consumer spending News Release Sep 2022
County Employment and Wages in Washington, DC — Second Quarter 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Dec 2020
County Employment and Wages in West Virginia – Third Quarter 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2022
Average Energy Prices - Washington DC Average energy prices Table Jun 2022
Consumer Price Index, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria area – November 2022 Consumer price indexes News Release Dec 2022
Changing Compensation Costs in the Washington Metropolitan Area — December 2022 Benefits, Pay News Release Jan 2023
Fatal Work Injuries in West Virginia — 2020 Workplace fatalities News Release Mar 2022
Workplace Fatalities in West Virginia – Full Tables Workplace fatalities Table Nov 2014
Fatal Work Injuries in the Washington, DC Area — 2018 Workplace fatalities News Release Jun 2020
Consumer Price Index Historical Tables for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Consumer price indexes Table Jun 2022
Summary of annual and semi-annual indexes Consumer price indexes Table Jan 2023
Workplace Fatalities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV – Full Tables Workplace fatalities Table Feb 2014
Consumer Price Index, South Region — December 2022 Consumer price indexes News Release Jan 2023
Unemployment in the Washington Area by County – June 2020 Unemployment News Release Aug 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria – May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2022
Morgantown Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Weirton Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in West Virginia — 2021 Unemployment News Release Mar 2022