Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia Job Growth
There were 3,210,700 jobs in Washington, District of Columbia in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,178,050 employed persons for the month. Washington added 4,500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 13,178 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Washington job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in February 2020 at 3,383,600. Since then 172,900 jobs have been lost in Washington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,956,500 in April 2020, Washington has gained 254,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,433,151 for Washington in February 2020. 255,101 jobs have been lost in Washington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,051,137, Washington has added 126,913 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Washington, District of Columbia Employment History