Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,389,900 jobs in Washington in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,581,970 employed persons for the month. Washington added 8,700 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,123 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,389,900 +8,700 +96,800
CPS 3,581,970 +2,123 +75,661

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 February 2018 for Washington is at a new high of 3,389,900.

CPS employment in Washington for February 2018 is at a new high of 3,581,970.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 3,389,900 8,700 3,581,970 2,123
January 2018 3,381,200 10,500 3,579,847 1,840
December 2017 3,370,700 8,600 3,578,007 -1,297
November 2017 3,362,100 11,000 3,579,304 -199
October 2017 3,351,100 11,800 3,579,503 5,538
September 2017 3,339,300 8,400 3,573,965 8,615
August 2017 3,330,900 2,200 3,565,350 9,980
July 2017 3,328,700 2,900 3,555,370 10,760
June 2017 3,325,800 10,100 3,544,610 9,874
May 2017 3,315,700 7,800 3,534,736 9,643
April 2017 3,307,900 5,900 3,525,093 9,447
March 2017 3,302,000 8,900 3,515,646 9,337