Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,285,600 jobs in Washington in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,496,527 employed persons for the month. Washington added 3,600 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 19,502 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,285,600 +3,600 +97,500
CPS 3,496,527 +19,502 +138,278

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 2016 for Washington is at a new high of 3,285,600.

CPS employment in Washington for November 2016 is at a new high of 3,496,527.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 3,285,600 3,600 3,496,527 19,502
October 2016 3,282,000 9,500 3,477,025 26,770
September 2016 3,272,500 23,900 3,450,255 26,548
August 2016 3,248,600 -600 3,423,707 9,424
July 2016 3,249,200 1,900 3,414,283 -1,175
June 2016 3,247,300 900 3,415,458 -3,177
May 2016 3,246,400 9,000 3,418,635 1,476
April 2016 3,237,400 6,900 3,417,159 6,994
March 2016 3,230,500 7,800 3,410,165 13,173
February 2016 3,222,700 13,400 3,396,992 18,542
January 2016 3,209,300 14,000 3,378,450 15,849
December 2015 3,195,300 7,200 3,362,601 4,352