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Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 110,400 jobs in Olympia, Washington in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 126,417 employed persons for the month. Olympia lost 12,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 9,794 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 110,400 -12,500 -10,400
CPS 126,417 -9,794 -8,274

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 12,500 jobs have been lost in Olympia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,190 for Olympia in February 2020. 12,773 jobs have been lost in Olympia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 110,400 -12,500 126,417 -9,794
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
November 2019 122,900 200 138,254 482
October 2019 122,700 1,300 137,772 549
September 2019 121,400 0 137,223 583
August 2019 121,400 100 136,640 562
July 2019 121,300 400 136,078 506
June 2019 120,900 300 135,572 459
May 2019 120,600 -200 135,113 422