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 November 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.  

2020 monthly employment report publication dates

Preliminary data
for month of
State and Seattle Metropolitan Division
numbers released
All other
county numbers released 
December 2019 January 22, 2020  January 28, 2020 (Wednesday)
January 2020 March 4 March 10
February 2020 March 18 March 31
March 2020 April 15 April 21
April 2020 May 20 May 26
May 2020 June 17 June 23
June 2020 July 15 July 21
July 2020 August 19 August 25
August 2020 September 16 September 22
September 2020 October 14 October 20
October 2020 November 18 November 24
November 2020 December 16 December 22 (Friday)
December 2020 January 20, 2021 January 26, 2021

2019 monthly employment report publication dates

Preliminary data
for month of
State and Seattle Metropolitan Division
numbers released
All other
county numbers released 
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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