Department of Numbers

District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 787,600 jobs in District of Columbia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 375,016 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia lost 700 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 647 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is District of Columbia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 787,600 -700 +6,400
CPS 375,016 +647 +6,879

District of Columbia Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for District of Columbia as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in District of Columbia

CES employment peaked in February 2017 for District of Columbia at 788,300. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in District of Columbia for March 2017 is at a new high of 375,016.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 787,600 -700 375,016 647
February 2017 788,300 800 374,369 1,146
January 2017 787,500 -100 373,223 1,894
December 2016 787,600 1,700 371,329 676
November 2016 785,900 -500 370,653 733
October 2016 786,400 3,000 369,920 742
September 2016 783,400 2,100 369,178 596
August 2016 781,300 2,900 368,582 272
July 2016 778,400 -2,400 368,310 -39
June 2016 780,800 -800 368,349 -162
May 2016 781,600 -1,100 368,511 2
April 2016 782,700 1,500 368,509 372