Washington Job Growth
There were 3,417,500 jobs in Washington in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,724,125 employed persons for the month. Washington added 16,800 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 17,045 (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 3,513,100. Since then 95,600 jobs have been lost in Washington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,098,200 in May 2020, Washington has gained 319,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Washington reached a maximum of 3,799,953 in January 2020. 75,828 jobs have been lost in Washington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,336,286, Washington has added 387,839 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Washington Employment History