Department of Numbers

District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 802,000 jobs in District of Columbia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 389,149 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia added 2,700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,084 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is District of Columbia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 802,000 +2,700 +9,700
CPS 389,149 +1,084 +7,013

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 July 2019 for District of Columbia is at a new high of 802,000.

CPS employment in District of Columbia for July 2019 is at a new high of 389,149.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 802,000 2,700 389,149 1,084
June 2019 799,300 3,700 388,065 1,427
May 2019 795,600 200 386,638 1,817
April 2019 795,400 -1,300 384,821 1,489
March 2019 796,700 1,800 383,332 995
February 2019 794,900 -300 382,337 296
January 2019 795,200 2,100 382,041 134
December 2018 793,100 300 381,907 72
November 2018 792,800 -1,100 381,835 115
October 2018 793,900 1,000 381,720 46
September 2018 792,900 200 381,674 -121
August 2018 792,700 400 381,795 -341