Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth
There were 118,500 jobs in Olympia, Washington in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 133,958 employed persons for the month. Olympia added 500 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,273 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 February 2020 at 122,200. Since then 3,700 jobs have been lost in Olympia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 108,100 in April 2020, Olympia has gained 10,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 140,473 for Olympia in October 2020. 6,515 jobs have been lost in Olympia since then according to the household survey. From a December 2020 low of 130,472, Olympia has added 3,486 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Olympia, Washington Employment History