Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 763,800 +900 +34,900
CPS 362,315 +855 +10,682

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

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 763,800 900 362,315 855
February 2022 762,900 1,200 361,460 487
January 2022 761,700 -500 360,973 145
December 2021 762,200 2,100 360,828 -181
November 2021 760,100 1,000 361,009 -73
October 2021 759,100 10,200 361,082 885
September 2021 748,900 2,700 360,197 1,096
August 2021 746,200 2,300 359,101 1,657
July 2021 743,900 4,800 357,444 1,715
June 2021 739,100 4,300 355,729 1,619
May 2021 734,800 4,400 354,110 1,479
April 2021 730,400 1,500 352,631 998