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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia Job Growth

There were 3,338,700 jobs in Washington, District of Columbia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,330,381 employed persons for the month. Washington added 9,700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,725 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Washington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,338,700 +9,700 +33,300
CPS 3,330,381 +8,725 +45,326

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 3,338,700.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Washington is at a new high of 3,330,381.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Washington, District of Columbia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 3,338,700 9,700 3,330,381 8,725
June 2019 3,329,000 2,000 3,321,656 9,108
May 2019 3,327,000 -3,400 3,312,548 6,864
April 2019 3,330,400 1,600 3,305,684 5,568
March 2019 3,328,800 6,900 3,300,116 6,272
February 2019 3,321,900 5,700 3,293,844 5,931
January 2019 3,316,200 6,100 3,287,913 2,285
December 2018 3,310,100 2,600 3,285,628 200
November 2018 3,307,500 2,600 3,285,428 195
October 2018 3,304,900 -900 3,285,233 381
September 2018 3,305,800 1,000 3,284,852 197
August 2018 3,304,800 -600 3,284,655 -400