Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia Job Growth
There were 3,042,700 jobs in Washington, District of Columbia in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,001,869 employed persons for the month. Washington lost 319,200 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 375,076 (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 3,393,900. Since then 351,200 jobs have been lost in Washington according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,404,590 for Washington in February 2020. 402,721 jobs have been lost in Washington since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Washington, District of Columbia Employment History