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Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 116,400 jobs in Olympia, Washington in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 129,893 employed persons for the month. Olympia added 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 275 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,400 +300 +2,600
CPS 129,893 +275 +6,152

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Olympia, Washington Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Olympia 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 Olympia, Washington

CES employment for Olympia in August 2017 is at a new high of 116,400.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Olympia is at a new high of 129,893.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 116,400 300 129,893 275
July 2017 116,100 -100 129,618 1,451
June 2017 116,200 600 128,167 1,363
May 2017 115,600 200 126,804 633
April 2017 115,400 500 126,171 1,076
March 2017 114,900 300 125,095 -88
February 2017 114,600 -300 125,183 13
January 2017 114,900 100 125,170 62
December 2016 114,800 200 125,108 305
November 2016 114,600 -900 124,803 253
October 2016 115,500 800 124,550 361
September 2016 114,700 900 124,189 448