Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,474,700 jobs in Washington in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,646,568 employed persons for the month. Washington added 11,400 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 13,731 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,474,700 +11,400 +104,000
CPS 3,646,568 +13,731 +68,561

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 2018 for Washington is at a new high of 3,474,700.

CPS employment in Washington for December 2018 is at a new high of 3,646,568.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 3,474,700 11,400 3,646,568 13,731
November 2018 3,463,300 7,300 3,632,837 14,069
October 2018 3,456,000 7,700 3,618,768 13,052
September 2018 3,448,300 8,300 3,605,716 9,050
August 2018 3,440,000 9,400 3,596,666 6,850
July 2018 3,430,600 11,800 3,589,816 6,324
June 2018 3,418,800 7,100 3,583,492 990
May 2018 3,411,700 8,700 3,582,502 649
April 2018 3,403,000 8,200 3,581,853 -1,235
March 2018 3,394,800 5,100 3,583,088 1,174
February 2018 3,389,700 8,500 3,581,914 2,067
January 2018 3,381,200 10,500 3,579,847 1,840