Monthly employment report

The monthly employment report is a comprehensive report on Washington’s job market. We report the unemployment rate statewide and for the nation, the number of people in Washington’s workforce and the number of jobs by industry. Open the August 2021 monthly employment report (State and Seattle Metropolitan Division only). Report charts and tables are also available. For county-level data, see the map below for county unemployment rates. Alternate measures of labor underutilization (U6) are discussed here

For more charts and graphs at the national level, see the BLS Employment Situation report.

The Labor force by county snapshot can be accessed here and additional reports in the report library.  

2021 revised monthly employment report publication dates*

Preliminary data
for month of
State and Seattle Metropolitan Division
data released
All other
county data released 
December 2020 January 20, 2021  January 26, 2021 (Tuesday)
January 2021* March 16 March 16
February 2021* March 24 March 30
March 2021 April 14 April 20
April 2021 May 19 May 25
May 2021 June 16 June 22
June 2021 July 14 July 20
July 2021 August 18 August 24
August 2021 September 15 September 21
September 2021 October 20 October 26
October 2021 November 17 November 23
November 2021 December 15 December 21
December 2021 January 19, 2022 January 25, 2022

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Glossary

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