Department of Numbers

District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 793,800 jobs in District of Columbia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 374,951 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia lost 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 617 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is District of Columbia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 793,800 -600 +7,900
CPS 374,951 +617 +4,298

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 July 2017 for District of Columbia at 796,500. Since then 2,700 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in District of Columbia reached a maximum of 378,508 in June 2017. 3,557 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 374,334, District of Columbia has added 617 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 793,800 -600 374,951 617
October 2017 794,400 300 374,334 -1,440
September 2017 794,100 100 375,774 -844
August 2017 794,000 -2,500 376,618 -918
July 2017 796,500 4,100 377,536 -972
June 2017 792,400 1,300 378,508 966
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