Department of Numbers

Olympia-Tumwater, Washington Job Growth

There were 122,600 jobs in Olympia, Washington in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 142,451 employed persons for the month. Olympia lost 300 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 760 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Olympia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,600 -300 +6,000
CPS 142,451 +760 +7,299

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 2022 at 122,900. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Olympia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2022 for Olympia is at a new high of 142,451.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Olympia, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 122,600 -300 142,451 760
February 2022 122,900 900 141,691 822
January 2022 122,000 500 140,869 636
December 2021 121,500 200 140,233 -74
November 2021 121,300 700 140,307 78
October 2021 120,600 1,300 140,229 585
September 2021 119,300 -600 139,644 770
August 2021 119,900 400 138,874 831
July 2021 119,500 900 138,043 815
June 2021 118,600 600 137,228 701
May 2021 118,000 800 136,527 696
April 2021 117,200 600 135,831 679