Department of Numbers

Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 117,600 jobs in Olympia, Washington in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 129,811 employed persons for the month. Olympia added 700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 10,830 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 117,600 +700 -5,300
CPS 129,811 -10,830 -8,443

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 November 2019 at 122,900. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in Olympia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 108,700 in April 2020, Olympia has gained 8,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 140,641 for Olympia in October 2020. 10,830 jobs have been lost in Olympia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 117,600 700 129,811 -10,830
October 2020 116,900 500 140,641 9,873
September 2020 116,400 200 130,768 -3,294
August 2020 116,200 1,300 134,062 1,121
July 2020 114,900 1,500 132,941 1,056
June 2020 113,400 2,800 131,885 6,210
May 2020 110,600 1,900 125,675 904
April 2020 108,700 -14,200 124,771 -11,440
March 2020 122,900 100 136,211 -2,979
February 2020 122,800 600 139,190 799
January 2020 122,200 -600 138,391 -243
December 2019 122,800 -100 138,634 380