Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,439,700 jobs in Washington in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,596,708 employed persons for the month. Washington added 9,100 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,892 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,439,700 +9,100 +108,800
CPS 3,596,708 +6,892 +31,358

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 August 2018 for Washington is at a new high of 3,439,700.

CPS employment in Washington for August 2018 is at a new high of 3,596,708.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 3,439,700 9,100 3,596,708 6,892
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
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