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 October 2018 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.  

2018 monthly employment report publication dates

Preliminary data
for month of
State and Seattle Metropolitan Division
numbers released
All other
county numbers released 
December 2017 January 17, 2018 (Wednesday) January 23, 2018
January 2018 March 7 March 13
February 2018 March 21 March 27
March 2018 April 18 April 24
April 2018 May 16 May 22
May 2018 June 13 June 19
June 2018 July 18 July 24
July 2018 August 15 August 21
August 2018 September 19 September 25
September 2018 October 17 October 23
October 2018 November 14 November 20
November 2018 December 19 December 27 (Thursday)
December 2018 January 16, 2019  January 23, 2019 (Wednesday)

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