Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,305,600 jobs in Washington in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,513,171 employed persons for the month. Washington added 10,700 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,100 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,305,600 +10,700 +92,400
CPS 3,513,171 +7,100 +100,576

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 March 2017 for Washington is at a new high of 3,305,600.

CPS employment in Washington for March 2017 is at a new high of 3,513,171.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 3,305,600 10,700 3,513,171 7,100
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
November 2016 3,283,500 8,600 3,483,084 6,654
October 2016 3,274,900 7,200 3,476,430 8,171
September 2016 3,267,700 10,900 3,468,259 9,434
August 2016 3,256,800 9,600 3,458,825 10,171
July 2016 3,247,200 8,400 3,448,654 10,076
June 2016 3,238,800 3,800 3,438,578 9,278
May 2016 3,235,000 8,900 3,429,300 8,374
April 2016 3,226,100 12,900 3,420,926 8,331