Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,556,200 jobs in Washington in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,842,331 employed persons for the month. Washington added 13,100 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 12,051 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,556,200 +13,100 +133,900
CPS 3,842,331 -12,051 +74,586

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 in November 2022 for Washington is at a new high of 3,556,200.

CPS employment in Washington reached a maximum of 3,883,584 in June 2022. 41,253 jobs have been lost in Washington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 3,556,200 13,100 3,842,331 -12,051
October 2022 3,543,100 6,000 3,854,382 -7,741
September 2022 3,537,100 7,900 3,862,123 -9,037
August 2022 3,529,200 21,700 3,871,160 -10,225
July 2022 3,507,500 10,200 3,881,385 -2,199
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