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Washington



News Releases:

Mar
24

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Washington – 2019

In 2018, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6, was 7.6 percent in Washington, not significantly different from the 7.2-percent rate for the nation.

Mar
12

Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue – February 2020

Gasoline prices averaged $2.956 a gallon in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area in February 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Mar
11

Consumer Price Index, West Region — February 2020

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), advanced 0.4 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Washington Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)3,940.1 (r)3,946.4 (r)3,946.5 (r)3,945.4 3,955.2 (p)3,962.6

Employment(1)

(r)3,779.1 (r)3,787.5 (r)3,788.0 (r)3,786.6 3,799.8 (p)3,810.8

Unemployment(1)

(r)161.1 (r)158.9 (r)158.5 (r)158.8 155.5 (p)151.8

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)4.1 (r)4.0 (r)4.0 (r)4.0 3.9 (p)3.8

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

3,483.5 3,483.9 3,496.9 3,509.2 3,516.9 (p)3,520.4

12-month % change

2.0 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.1 (p)2.8

Mining and Logging(3)

5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.7 (p)5.6

12-month % change

-6.5 -9.7 -9.7 -9.7 -8.1 (p)-8.2

Construction(3)

222.1 222.9 225.4 225.6 222.4 (p)225.2

12-month % change

3.1 2.9 3.6 3.3 2.0 (p)6.9

Manufacturing(3)

294.4 292.3 292.6 294.0 294.5 (p)293.8

12-month % change

1.7 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.4 (p)0.3

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

644.0 647.5 648.2 652.9 655.9 (p)654.7

12-month % change

1.2 1.7 1.8 2.6 2.1 (p)2.5

Information(3)

146.4 146.0 146.8 147.2 148.1 (p)148.6

12-month % change

7.1 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.6 (p)5.4

Financial Activities(3)

161.7 162.4 162.6 161.8 161.2 (p)161.0

12-month % change

2.1 2.7 2.4 2.5 1.6 (p)1.3

Professional & Business Services(3)

438.6 438.2 439.9 442.5 444.6 (p)447.1

12-month % change

3.0 2.7 2.8 3.4 3.8 (p)4.8

Education & Health Services(3)

505.9 503.9 506.4 507.7 506.8 (p)506.7

12-month % change

2.6 2.0 2.3 2.4 1.9 (p)2.3

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

349.4 350.5 352.9 354.1 357.1 (p)356.2

12-month % change

1.9 1.8 2.2 2.1 3.3 (p)4.1

Other Services(3)

127.5 126.6 127.7 129.0 128.7 (p)128.9

12-month % change

3.2 2.5 3.2 4.0 0.8 (p)1.9

Government(3)

587.7 588.0 588.8 588.8 591.9 (p)592.6

12-month % change

0.2 0.3 0.7 0.7 1.0 (p)1.4

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

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Portland, OR-WA, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2020
Seattle Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2020
Western Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Mar 2020
Western - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Mar 2020
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – West Consumer price indexes Table Mar 2020
Western - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Mar 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lewiston — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bellingham — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bremerton-Silverdale — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Kennewick-Richland — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Longview — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Mount Vernon-Anacortes — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Olympia-Tumwater — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Spokane-Spokane Valley — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Tacoma-Lakewood — May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release May 2018
Occupational Employment and Wages in Wenatchee — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Yakima — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Union Members in Washington — 2019 Employment News Release Feb 2020
County Employment and Wages in Washington – Third Quarter 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2019
Women’s Earnings in Washington – 2018 Pay News Release Jan 2020
Consumer Expenditures for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton Area: 2017–18 Consumer spending News Release Nov 2019
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Washington – 2019 Unemployment News Release Mar 2020
Unemployment in the Seattle Area by County - June 2016 Unemployment News Release Aug 2016
Consumer Price Index, West Region — February 2020 Consumer price indexes News Release Mar 2020
Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue – February 2020 Average energy prices News Release Mar 2020
Consumer Price Index, Seattle area — February 2020 Consumer price indexes News Release Mar 2020
CPI Historical Table - Portland-Salem, OR-WA Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2019
CPI Historical Table - Portland-Salem, OR-WA (old base) Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2019
CPI Historical Table - Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2019
CPI Historical Table - Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (old base) Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2019
CPI Pacific Cities and U.S. City Average - February 2020 Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Mar 2020
Changing Compensation Costs in the Seattle Metropolitan Area – December 2019 Benefits, Pay News Release Feb 2020
Fatal Work Injuries in Washington – 2018 Workplace fatalities News Release Feb 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Walla Walla — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in Washington – 2018 Workplace injuries and illnesses News Release Mar 2020
2018 CPI Geographic Revision Fact Sheet Consumer price indexes Factsheet Mar 2018
Consumer Price Index Data Tables - Pacific Cities and U.S. City Average Consumer price indexes Factsheet Mar 2020
Consumer Price Index Data Tables Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2019
Business Employment Dynamics in Washington – First Quarter 2019 Employment News Release Dec 2019