Department of Numbers

District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 796,300 jobs in District of Columbia in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 385,093 employed persons for the month. District of Columbia lost 300 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,015 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is District of Columbia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 796,300 -300 +5,800
CPS 385,093 -1,015 +8,283

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 July 2018 for District of Columbia at 796,600. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in District of Columbia reached a maximum of 386,108 in July 2018. 1,015 jobs have been lost in District of Columbia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 796,300 -300 385,093 -1,015
July 2018 796,600 3,000 386,108 666
June 2018 793,600 -2,300 385,442 1,149
May 2018 795,900 600 384,293 1,655
April 2018 795,300 1,900 382,638 1,653
March 2018 793,400 -900 380,985 1,149
February 2018 794,300 -300 379,836 1,244
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