Department of Numbers

Washington Job Growth

There were 3,509,600 jobs in Washington in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,705,964 employed persons for the month. Washington added 13,400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,491 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Washington job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,509,600 +13,400 +102,400
CPS 3,705,964 +6,491 +81,377

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 July 2019 for Washington is at a new high of 3,509,600.

CPS employment in Washington for July 2019 is at a new high of 3,705,964.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 3,509,600 13,400 3,705,964 6,491
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
December 2018 3,444,200 13,800 3,652,583 -934
November 2018 3,430,400 3,500 3,653,517 1,033
October 2018 3,426,900 10,300 3,652,484 7,618
September 2018 3,416,600 600 3,644,866 10,064
August 2018 3,416,000 8,800 3,634,802 10,215