Washington Job Growth
There were 3,650,400 jobs in Washington in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,902,662 employed persons for the month. Washington added 7,900 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 11,542 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.
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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 October 2023 for Washington is at a new high of 3,650,400.
CPS employment in Washington reached a maximum of 3,921,888 in July 2023. 19,226 jobs have been lost in Washington since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Washington Employment History