Department of Numbers

District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 804,000 jobs in District of Columbia in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 391,352 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia lost 600 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,074 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is District of Columbia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 804,000 -600 +10,900
CPS 391,352 +1,074 +9,445

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 November 2019 for District of Columbia at 804,600. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in District of Columbia for December 2019 is at a new high of 391,352.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 804,000 -600 391,352 1,074
November 2019 804,600 2,800 390,278 904
October 2019 801,800 700 389,374 -350
September 2019 801,100 -2,300 389,724 259
August 2019 803,400 2,100 389,465 365
July 2019 801,300 2,000 389,100 1,035
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