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Washington



News Releases:
Feb
16
Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue – January 2024

Gasoline prices averaged $4.311 a gallon in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area in January 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Feb
13
Consumer Price Index, West Region — January 2024

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), advanced 0.7 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Feb
05
Changing Compensation Costs in the Seattle Metropolitan Area – December 2023

Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 3.8 percent in the Seattle-Tacoma, WA, metropolitan area for the year ended December 2023.

Washington Economy at a Glance:
Washington
Data Series Back
Data
July
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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

4,069.3 4,067.2 4,061.1 4,056.0 4,057.7 (p)4,059.6

Employment(1)

3,921.9 3,921.3 3,914.2 3,902.7 3,896.1 (p)3,889.2

Unemployment(1)

147.4 145.9 146.9 153.3 161.6 (p)170.4

Unemployment Rate(2)

3.6 3.6 3.6 3.8 4.0 (p)4.2

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

3,635.1 3,637.6 3,642.5 3,645.6 3,645.9 (p)3,653.6

12-month % change

2.6 2.3 2.4 2.2 1.9 (p)1.9

Mining and Logging(3)

5.7 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 (p)5.8

12-month % change

1.8 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 (p)0.0

Construction(3)

237.8 237.7 235.9 234.0 233.1 (p)232.4

12-month % change

1.3 0.8 -0.5 -1.7 -2.0 (p)-1.1

Manufacturing(3)

274.4 276.5 275.9 276.5 278.4 (p)279.6

12-month % change

1.7 2.0 1.5 2.0 2.4 (p)3.1

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

617.5 618.0 618.8 619.3 618.3 (p)617.8

12-month % change

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 (p)0.2

Information(3)

165.8 165.3 165.7 163.7 162.4 (p)163.0

12-month % change

-4.1 -4.9 -4.7 -3.5 -5.6 (p)-5.4

Financial Activities(3)

171.1 171.0 171.1 169.8 169.2 (p)170.3

12-month % change

3.1 3.1 2.8 2.8 1.7 (p)2.3

Professional & Business Services(3)

555.5 554.7 560.4 559.5 558.4 (p)560.1

12-month % change

1.1 0.8 2.2 1.2 1.0 (p)0.5

Education & Health Services(3)

548.3 547.3 551.9 557.3 557.6 (p)558.2

12-month % change

6.3 5.6 6.4 7.2 6.2 (p)6.5

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

350.5 350.9 349.4 349.9 352.1 (p)354.7

12-month % change

6.5 6.2 5.8 4.1 5.1 (p)4.6

Other Services(3)

127.8 128.2 123.7 125.9 125.5 (p)125.4

12-month % change

6.5 6.8 2.7 3.5 2.7 (p)1.7

Government(3)

580.7 582.4 584.0 584.0 585.2 (p)586.3

12-month % change

2.6 2.2 2.8 2.1 2.0 (p)2.0

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

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