District of Columbia Job Growth
There were 749,300 jobs in District of Columbia in October 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 365,294 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia lost 1,000 jobs in October 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,680 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is District of Columbia job growth compared to other states.
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District of Columbia Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia
CES employment peaked in February 2020 for District of Columbia at 803,900. Since then 54,600 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 730,800 in May 2020, District of Columbia has gained 18,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in District of Columbia reached a maximum of 395,074 in March 2020. 29,780 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 353,764, District of Columbia has added 11,530 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
District of Columbia Employment History