Department of Numbers

District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 782,500 jobs in District of Columbia in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 372,073 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia lost 700 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,069 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is District of Columbia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 782,500 -700 +14,100
CPS 372,073 +2,069 +7,370

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 October 2016 for District of Columbia at 783,200. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in District of Columbia reached a maximum of 374,319 in June 2016. 2,246 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 368,849, District of Columbia has added 3,224 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 782,500 -700 372,073 2,069
October 2016 783,200 400 370,004 1,155
September 2016 782,800 3,600 368,849 -2,382
August 2016 779,200 6,200 371,231 -2,239
July 2016 773,000 -2,200 373,470 -849
June 2016 775,200 -6,000 374,319 1,015
May 2016 781,200 3,300 373,304 1,943
April 2016 777,900 4,100 371,361 2,817
March 2016 773,800 -1,200 368,544 1,462
February 2016 775,000 -200 367,082 732
January 2016 775,200 7,100 366,350 1,373
December 2015 768,100 -300 364,977 274