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.
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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 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
Washington Employment History