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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 3,312,600 jobs in Washington, District of Columbia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,307,036 employed persons for the month. Washington added 11,200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 25,497 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Washington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,312,600 +11,200 +44,700
CPS 3,307,036 +25,497 +56,576

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Washington, District of Columbia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Washington 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 for Washington, District of Columbia

CES employment for Washington in February 2018 is at a new high of 3,312,600.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Washington is at a new high of 3,307,036.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Washington, District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 3,312,600 11,200 3,307,036 25,497
January 2018 3,301,400 7,300 3,281,539 18,942
December 2017 3,294,100 6,000 3,262,597 -777
November 2017 3,288,100 7,500 3,263,374 -9,399
October 2017 3,280,600 4,900 3,272,773 -16,557
September 2017 3,275,700 -400 3,289,330 13,054
August 2017 3,276,100 2,800 3,276,276 403
July 2017 3,273,300 200 3,275,873 845
June 2017 3,273,100 1,600 3,275,028 14,894
May 2017 3,271,500 -300 3,260,134 5,119
April 2017 3,271,800 -100 3,255,015 1,312
March 2017 3,271,900 4,000 3,253,703 3,243