District of Columbia Job Growth
There were 749,700 jobs in District of Columbia in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 382,141 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia lost 700 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,339 (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 January 2020 for District of Columbia at 804,700. Since then 55,000 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 718,200 in May 2020, District of Columbia has gained 31,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in District of Columbia reached a maximum of 399,827 in January 2020. 17,686 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 361,647, District of Columbia has added 20,494 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
District of Columbia Employment History