Department of Numbers

Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 111,700 jobs in Olympia, Washington in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,412 employed persons for the month. Olympia added 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 323 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 111,700 +200 +1,700
CPS 122,412 +323 +2,604

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 112,600. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Olympia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 111,500 in November 2016, Olympia has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 125,289 for Olympia in August 2008. 2,877 jobs have been lost in Olympia since then according to the household survey. From a September 2011 low of 111,520, Olympia has added 10,892 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 111,700 200 122,412 323
November 2016 111,500 -1,100 122,089 102
October 2016 112,600 100 121,987 462
September 2016 112,500 0 121,525 -76
August 2016 112,500 300 121,601 -414
July 2016 112,200 500 122,015 366
June 2016 111,700 -100 121,649 -409
May 2016 111,800 1,000 122,058 -5
April 2016 110,800 -500 122,063 140
March 2016 111,300 100 121,923 330
February 2016 111,200 200 121,593 853
January 2016 111,000 1,000 120,740 932