Department of Numbers

Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 121,900 jobs in Olympia, Washington in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 134,381 employed persons for the month. Olympia lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,181 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 121,900 -200 +3,400
CPS 134,381 +1,181 +6,144

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 January 2019 at 122,100. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Olympia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Olympia is at a new high of 134,381.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 121,900 -200 134,381 1,181
January 2019 122,100 700 133,200 1,434
December 2018 121,400 500 131,766 472
November 2018 120,900 -200 131,294 46
October 2018 121,100 100 131,248 922
September 2018 121,000 600 130,326 311
August 2018 120,400 700 130,015 -257
July 2018 119,700 -600 130,272 22
June 2018 120,300 500 130,250 648
May 2018 119,800 500 129,602 1,006
April 2018 119,300 200 128,596 321
March 2018 119,100 600 128,275 38