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Employment and Occupational Information in West Virginia



Snapshot of Employment in West Virginia in 2010
688,170
Total Employment
9.00 %
Unemployment Rate
$35,370
Average Annual Salary
  • #17 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #21 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #33 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #38 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #49 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #51 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #51 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #51 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #51 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #51 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #51 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

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Total Employment for West Virginia in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for West Virginia in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for West Virginia in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for West Virginia in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in West Virginia in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


West Virginia
United States
Total Employment
688,170
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-16,140
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.02 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
44.80 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
54.80 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
9.00 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
7.10 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
10.50 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for West Virginia


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Salary Information for West Virginia
Annual Salary Distribution for West Virginia in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for West Virginia in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for West Virginia in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for West Virginia in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for West Virginia in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


West Virginia
United States
Average Annual Salary
$35,370
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$17.01
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.02 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for West Virginia


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VIEW ALL WEST VIRGINIA OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $73,490
2. Legal Occupations: $61,510
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $60,420
4. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $59,180
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $58,770
Table 3. Highest Paying West Virginia Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Legal Occupations: 0.05 %
2. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.05 %
3. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.04 %
Table 4. West Virginia Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 16.55 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.16 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 9.21 %
4. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 8.23 %
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 7.32 %
Table 5. Popular West Virginia Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.10 %
2. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.10 %
3. Protective Service Occupations: 0.07 %
4. Management Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.02 %
Table 6. West Virginia Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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West Virginia Metro Areas Information


VIEW ALL METRO AREAS IN WEST VIRGINIA
HIGHEST PAYING METRO AREAS
1. Charleston, WV: $37,950
2. Morgantown, WV: $36,970
3. Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV: $35,830
4. Huntington-Ashland, WV: $35,490
5. Wheeling, WV: $33,280
Table 7. Metro Areas with the Highest Salaries

METRO AREAS WITH FASTEST GROWING WAGES
1. Huntington-Ashland, WV: 0.03 %
2. Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV: 0.03 %
3. Charleston, WV: 0.02 %
4. Wheeling, WV: 0.02 %
5. Morgantown, WV: 0.01 %
Table 8. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR METRO AREAS
1. Charleston, WV: 141,360
2. Huntington-Ashland, WV: 107,860
3. Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV: 65,750
4. Wheeling, WV: 62,460
5. Morgantown, WV: 57,710
Table 9. Metro Areas with Highest Employment
FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS
1. Morgantown, WV: 0.02 %
2. Huntington-Ashland, WV: -0.02 %
3. Wheeling, WV: -0.03 %
4. Charleston, WV: -0.03 %
5. Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV: -0.05 %
Table 10. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Employment


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West Virginia Business Statistics Information
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Charleston, WV : 6,011
2. Huntington-Ashland, WV: 4,926
3. Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV: 3,299
4. Wheeling, WV: 2,979
5. Morgantown, WV : 2,360
Table 11. Metro Areas with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS
1. Charleston, WV : 1.24
2. Huntington-Ashland, WV: 1.23
3. Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV: 1.18
4. Wheeling, WV: 1.18
5. Morgantown, WV : 1.15
Table 12. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Establishments Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Charleston, WV : 19.81
2. Huntington-Ashland, WV: 19.75
3. Wheeling, WV: 18.62
4. Weirton-Steubenville, WV: 18.56
5. Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV: 18.35
Table 13. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Charleston, WV : $755,283
2. Huntington-Ashland, WV: $667,427
3. Morgantown, WV : $599,750
4. Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV: $584,841
5. Weirton-Steubenville, WV: $569,931
Table 14. Metro Areas with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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West Virginia Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 20.32%
2. Retail trade: 15.68%
3. Accommodation and food services: 10.67%
4. Manufacturing: 10.08%
5. Construction: 5.43%
Table 15. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Other services (except public administration): 4,384
2. Retail trade: 4,276
3. Construction: 4,074
4. Health care and social assistance: 3,552
5. Accommodation and food services: 2,697
Table 16. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 100.25
2. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: 55.54
3. Manufacturing: 46.68
4. Information: 36.16
5. Health care and social assistance: 33.86
Table 17. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $7,411,108
2. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $3,880,000
3. Manufacturing: $2,095,325
4. Management of companies and enterprises: $1,691,741
5. Information: $1,404,159
Table 18. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in West Virginia


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


WEST VIRGINIA METRO AREAS


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