Department of Numbers

Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 123,500 jobs in Olympia, Washington in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 142,088 employed persons for the month. Olympia added 600 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 236 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,500 +600 +4,000
CPS 142,088 -236 +4,045

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Olympia, Washington Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Olympia 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 for Olympia, Washington

CES employment for Olympia in July 2022 is at a new high of 123,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 142,649 for Olympia in April 2022. 561 jobs have been lost in Olympia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 123,500 600 142,088 -236
June 2022 122,900 400 142,324 -246
May 2022 122,500 100 142,570 -79
April 2022 122,400 -200 142,649 233
March 2022 122,600 -300 142,416 725
February 2022 122,900 900 141,691 822
January 2022 122,000 500 140,869 636
December 2021 121,500 200 140,233 -74
November 2021 121,300 700 140,307 78
October 2021 120,600 1,300 140,229 585
September 2021 119,300 -600 139,644 770
August 2021 119,900 400 138,874 831