Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,503,900 jobs in Washington in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,881,436 employed persons for the month. Washington added 6,600 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,148 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,503,900 +6,600 +134,300
CPS 3,881,436 -2,148 +168,467

Washington Employment Changes

The charts below shows 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 in Washington

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for Washington at 3,517,200. Since then 13,300 jobs have been lost in Washington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,086,900 in May 2020, Washington has gained 417,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Washington reached a maximum of 3,883,584 in June 2022. 2,148 jobs have been lost in Washington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 3,503,900 6,600 3,881,436 -2,148
June 2022 3,497,300 5,000 3,883,584 6,193
May 2022 3,492,300 -1,200 3,877,391 17,091
April 2022 3,493,500 17,600 3,860,300 23,089
March 2022 3,475,900 9,000 3,837,211 25,528
February 2022 3,466,900 28,000 3,811,683 25,130
January 2022 3,438,900 3,000 3,786,553 19,851
December 2021 3,435,900 13,600 3,766,702 -1,043
November 2021 3,422,300 13,200 3,767,745 2,346
October 2021 3,409,100 11,800 3,765,399 15,810
September 2021 3,397,300 10,800 3,749,589 17,752
August 2021 3,386,500 16,900 3,731,837 18,868