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Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 122,400 jobs in Olympia, Washington in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 135,335 employed persons for the month. Olympia added 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 224 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,400 +300 +2,700
CPS 135,335 +224 +3,790

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 peaked in April 2019 at 123,100. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Olympia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 122,100 in June 2019, Olympia has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Olympia is at a new high of 135,335.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 122,400 300 135,335 224
June 2019 122,100 -400 135,111 149
May 2019 122,500 -600 134,962 431
April 2019 123,100 600 134,531 545
March 2019 122,500 400 133,986 501
February 2019 122,100 0 133,485 515
January 2019 122,100 700 132,970 491
December 2018 121,400 500 132,479 -36
November 2018 120,900 -200 132,515 15
October 2018 121,100 100 132,500 242
September 2018 121,000 600 132,258 337
August 2018 120,400 700 131,921 376