Washington Job Growth
There were 3,305,200 jobs in Washington in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,610,482 employed persons for the month. Washington added 16,600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 147,033 (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 3,520,800. Since then 215,600 jobs have been lost in Washington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,966,800 in April 2020, Washington has gained 338,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Washington reached a maximum of 3,810,985 in February 2020. 200,503 jobs have been lost in Washington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,318,207, Washington has added 292,275 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Washington Employment History