District of Columbia Job Growth
There were 763,800 jobs in District of Columbia in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 362,315 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia added 900 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 855 (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 805,400. Since then 41,600 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 717,600 in May 2020, District of Columbia has gained 46,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in District of Columbia reached a maximum of 383,707 in January 2020. 21,392 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 345,895, District of Columbia has added 16,420 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
District of Columbia Employment History