Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia Job Growth
There were 3,296,900 jobs in Washington, District of Columbia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,261,678 employed persons for the month. Washington added 3,400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 11,095 (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 July 2017 at 3,309,500. Since then 12,600 jobs have been lost in Washington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,293,500 in October 2017, Washington has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,289,330 for Washington in September 2017. 27,652 jobs have been lost in Washington since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Washington, District of Columbia Employment History