Washington Job Growth
There were 2,917,200 jobs in Washington in April 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,239,780 employed persons for the month. Washington added 3,800 jobs in April 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 19,623 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.
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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 peaked in March 2008 for Washington at 2,976,700. Since then 59,500 jobs have been lost in Washington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,777,100 in February 2010, Washington has gained 140,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Washington reached a maximum of 3,289,319 in September 2008. 49,539 jobs have been lost in Washington since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 3,150,960, Washington has added 88,820 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Washington Employment History