Department of Numbers

District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 794,800 jobs in District of Columbia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 379,849 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,257 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is District of Columbia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 794,800 +200 +7,100
CPS 379,849 +1,257 +4,603

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 in February 2018 for District of Columbia is at a new high of 794,800.

CPS employment in District of Columbia for February 2018 is at a new high of 379,849.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 794,800 200 379,849 1,257
January 2018 794,600 600 378,592 904
December 2017 794,000 500 377,688 -6
November 2017 793,500 -500 377,694 105
October 2017 794,000 2,400 377,589 377
September 2017 791,600 1,100 377,212 402
August 2017 790,500 2,900 376,810 262
July 2017 787,600 -3,100 376,548 155
June 2017 790,700 1,000 376,393 66
May 2017 789,700 300 376,327 176
April 2017 789,400 -1,100 376,151 356
March 2017 790,500 2,800 375,795 549