Department of Numbers

District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 791,000 jobs in District of Columbia in June 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 378,429 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia lost 100 jobs in June 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 887 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is District of Columbia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 791,000 -100 +10,200
CPS 378,429 +887 +10,080

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 May 2017 for District of Columbia at 791,100. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in District of Columbia for June 2017 is at a new high of 378,429.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2017

District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2017 791,000 -100 378,429 887
May 2017 791,100 4,400 377,542 1,808
April 2017 786,700 -2,000 375,734 631
March 2017 788,700 400 375,103 734
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