Department of Numbers

Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 115,000 jobs in Olympia, Washington in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 125,311 employed persons for the month. Olympia added 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 128 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 115,000 +400 +3,500
CPS 125,311 +128 +3,638

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 peaked in October 2016 at 115,500. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Olympia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 114,600 in November 2016, Olympia has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Olympia is at a new high of 125,311.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 115,000 400 125,311 128
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
August 2016 113,800 400 123,741 431
July 2016 113,400 800 123,310 522
June 2016 112,600 200 122,788 486
May 2016 112,400 500 122,302 319
April 2016 111,900 400 121,983 310