Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,352,600 jobs in Washington in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,604,791 employed persons for the month. Washington added 9,800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,584 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,352,600 +9,800 +69,100
CPS 3,604,791 +7,584 +121,707

Washington Employment Changes

The charts below shows 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 in Washington

CES employment in November 2017 for Washington is at a new high of 3,352,600.

CPS employment in Washington for November 2017 is at a new high of 3,604,791.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 3,352,600 9,800 3,604,791 7,584
October 2017 3,342,800 6,300 3,597,207 14,571
September 2017 3,336,500 11,300 3,582,636 27,354
August 2017 3,325,200 3,100 3,555,282 13,668
July 2017 3,322,100 5,200 3,541,614 12,902
June 2017 3,316,900 4,200 3,528,712 5,783
May 2017 3,312,700 3,500 3,522,929 3,211
April 2017 3,309,200 2,600 3,519,718 6,492
March 2017 3,306,600 11,700 3,513,226 7,155
February 2017 3,294,900 6,500 3,506,071 9,057
January 2017 3,288,400 -3,100 3,497,014 9,072
December 2016 3,291,500 8,000 3,487,942 4,858