Department of Numbers

Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 118,800 jobs in Olympia, Washington in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 128,603 employed persons for the month. Olympia added 500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 60 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,800 +500 +4,400
CPS 128,603 -60 +3,420

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 118,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 130,808 for Olympia in October 2017. 2,205 jobs have been lost in Olympia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 118,800 500 128,603 -60
January 2018 118,300 400 128,663 -779
December 2017 117,900 500 129,442 -1,359
November 2017 117,400 200 130,801 -7
October 2017 117,200 300 130,808 206
September 2017 116,900 500 130,602 650
August 2017 116,400 800 129,952 334
July 2017 115,600 100 129,618 1,451
June 2017 115,500 100 128,167 1,363
May 2017 115,400 300 126,804 633
April 2017 115,100 -400 126,171 1,076
March 2017 115,500 1,100 125,095 -88