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Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 120,500 jobs in Olympia, Washington in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 131,482 employed persons for the month. Olympia lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,156 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 120,500 0 +3,300
CPS 131,482 +1,156 +1,870

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 September 2018 is at a new high of 120,500.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Olympia is at a new high of 131,482.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 120,500 0 131,482 1,156
September 2018 120,500 1,200 130,326 311
August 2018 119,300 -100 130,015 -257
July 2018 119,400 -200 130,272 22
June 2018 119,600 1,100 130,250 648
May 2018 118,500 -200 129,602 1,006
April 2018 118,700 0 128,596 321
March 2018 118,700 0 128,275 38
February 2018 118,700 400 128,237 -646
January 2018 118,300 400 128,883 -1,033
December 2017 117,900 500 129,916 153
November 2017 117,400 200 129,763 151