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 2019 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.  

2019 monthly employment report publication dates

Preliminary data
for month of
State and Seattle Metropolitan Division
numbers released
All other
county numbers released 
December 2018 January 16, 2019  January 23, 2019 (Wednesday)
January 2019 March 6 March 12
February 2019 March 20 March 26
March 2019 April 17 April 23
April 2019 May 15 May 21
May 2019 June 19 June 25
June 2019 July 17 July 23
July 2019 August 14 August 20
August 2019 September 18 September 24
September 2019 October 16 October 22
October 2019 November 13 November 19
November 2019 December 18 December 27 (Friday)
December 2019 January 22, 2020 January 28, 2020

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Glossary

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