Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia Job Growth
There were 3,267,900 jobs in Washington, District of Columbia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,232,072 employed persons for the month. Washington added 6,300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 21,789 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Washington job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Washington, District of Columbia Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Washington 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 for Washington, District of Columbia
CES employment for Washington peaked in October 2016 at 3,269,700. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Washington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,261,600 in November 2016, Washington has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in December 2016 for Washington is at a new high of 3,232,072.
Employment: CES, CPS
Washington, District of Columbia Employment History