Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,528,400 jobs in Washington in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,787,821 employed persons for the month. Washington added 10,900 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 22,609 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,528,400 +10,900 +84,200
CPS 3,787,821 +22,609 +135,238

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 December 2019 for Washington is at a new high of 3,528,400.

CPS employment in Washington for December 2019 is at a new high of 3,787,821.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 3,528,400 10,900 3,787,821 22,609
November 2019 3,517,500 12,800 3,765,212 21,304
October 2019 3,504,700 -800 3,743,908 15,811
September 2019 3,505,500 -5,400 3,728,097 11,948
August 2019 3,510,900 8,800 3,716,149 10,721
July 2019 3,502,100 5,900 3,705,428 5,955
June 2019 3,496,200 7,600 3,699,473 3,783
May 2019 3,488,600 7,600 3,695,690 6,906
April 2019 3,481,000 13,100 3,688,784 5,605
March 2019 3,467,900 27,700 3,683,179 8,561
February 2019 3,440,200 -14,400 3,674,618 10,980
January 2019 3,454,600 10,400 3,663,638 11,055