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Washington



News Releases:

May
05

Changing Compensation Costs in the Seattle Metropolitan Area – March 2021

Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.5 percent in the Seattle-Tacoma, WA, metropolitan area for the year ended March 2021.

Apr
14

Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue – March 2021

Gasoline prices averaged $3.165 a gallon in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area in March 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Apr
13

Consumer Price Index, West Region — March 2021

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

Washington Economy at a Glance:

Washington
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Data
Oct
2020
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2020
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2020
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2021
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2021

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)3,981.8 (r)3,843.0 (r)3,830.4 3,835.2 3,837.0 (p)3,849.5

Employment(1)

(r)3,704.0 (r)3,586.5 (r)3,591.0 3,606.6 3,621.5 (p)3,640.1

Unemployment(1)

(r)277.8 (r)256.5 (r)239.5 228.6 215.6 (p)209.5

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)7.0 (r)6.7 (r)6.3 6.0 5.6 (p)5.4

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

3,260.2 3,272.2 3,266.8 3,271.9 3,301.5 (p)3,330.2

12-month % change

-6.5 -6.3 -6.7 -6.6 -6.0 (p)-4.8

Mining and Logging(3)

5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.6 (p)5.6

12-month % change

-3.5 -3.5 -5.3 -5.3 0.0 (p)-1.8

Construction(3)

219.5 220.3 222.2 222.2 224.1 (p)225.5

12-month % change

-0.9 -0.9 -0.1 1.3 0.4 (p)1.0

Manufacturing(3)

262.0 261.7 261.2 260.2 262.6 (p)262.4

12-month % change

-10.8 -10.8 -11.0 -11.1 -10.4 (p)-9.5

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

637.7 639.2 643.8 641.7 646.9 (p)648.7

12-month % change

-1.2 -1.2 -0.8 -1.4 -0.8 (p)-0.4

Information(3)

150.5 150.7 151.6 152.7 153.0 (p)154.7

12-month % change

2.8 2.1 2.1 2.5 2.3 (p)3.1

Financial Activities(3)

157.1 157.7 158.5 157.3 158.1 (p)158.3

12-month % change

-2.7 -2.6 -2.3 -3.3 -2.9 (p)-2.8

Professional & Business Services(3)

423.2 429.3 438.1 433.6 435.6 (p)436.3

12-month % change

-3.7 -2.4 -0.5 -1.9 -1.9 (p)-1.5

Education & Health Services(3)

494.9 496.2 495.2 502.7 505.0 (p)507.6

12-month % change

-2.2 -2.0 -2.5 -0.8 -0.5 (p)0.2

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

254.8 255.5 231.4 237.4 250.7 (p)264.1

12-month % change

-27.0 -26.9 -33.8 -32.1 -28.4 (p)-22.2

Other Services(3)

116.0 116.9 116.5 116.0 116.8 (p)118.0

12-month % change

-11.1 -10.8 -11.6 -12.3 -12.0 (p)-10.7

Government(3)

539.0 539.2 542.9 542.7 543.1 (p)549.0

12-month % change

-8.5 -8.4 -8.0 -8.3 -8.4 (p)-7.5

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 May 2021
Seattle Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2021
Western Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary May 2021
Western - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table May 2021
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – West Consumer price indexes Table May 2021
Western - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table May 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lewiston — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bellingham — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bremerton-Silverdale — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Kennewick-Richland — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Longview — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Mount Vernon-Anacortes — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Olympia-Tumwater — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Spokane-Spokane Valley — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Tacoma-Lakewood — May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release May 2018
Occupational Employment and Wages in Wenatchee — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Yakima — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Union Members in Washington — 2020 Employment News Release Feb 2021
County Employment and Wages in Washington – Third Quarter 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2020
Women’s Earnings in Washington – 2019 Pay News Release Feb 2021
Consumer Expenditures for the Seattle Area: 2018–19 Consumer spending News Release Dec 2020
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Washington – 2020 Unemployment News Release Mar 2021
Unemployment in the Seattle Area by County - June 2016 Unemployment News Release Aug 2016
Consumer Price Index, West Region — March 2021 Consumer price indexes News Release Apr 2021
Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue – March 2021 Average energy prices News Release Apr 2021
Consumer Price Index, Seattle area — February 2021 Consumer price indexes News Release Mar 2021
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 - March 2021 Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Apr 2021
Changing Compensation Costs in the Seattle Metropolitan Area – March 2021 Benefits, Pay News Release May 2021
Fatal Work Injuries in Washington – 2019 Workplace fatalities News Release Apr 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Walla Walla — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release May 2020
Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in Washington – 2019 Workplace injuries and illnesses News Release Jan 2021
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
Business Employment Dynamics in Washington – First Quarter 2020 Employment News Release Nov 2020