Labor Market and Economic Analysis
The Labor Market and Economic Analysis (LMEA) team is your one stop data shop comprised of state/regional economists, economic analysts, researchers, and many others who collect and analyze data about Washington's employment conditions, economy, job market and workforce. We also provide program evaluation, research and analysis in response to federal and state legislative mandates, stakeholder requests and ESD needs.The Labor Market Information Director, Steven Ross, presides over this team and can be reached by phone at 360-890-3736 or by email.
Our toll-free number is 833-572-8421.
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Labor force by county snapshot
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As we navigate the COVID-19 developments in Washington state and beyond, we know Washington state businesses, nonprofits, city and county municipalities, educational institutions as well as economic and workforce development professionals are looking for sound data about the short term and long term economic and workforce impacts to their individual businesses, industries and regions. Since the current situation is still evolving, we will share information as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have specific questions please don’t hesitate to email Steven Ross, Director, Labor Market and Economic Analysis.
- Weekly unemployment initial claims dashboard for 2020 (09/17/20) NEW
- Weekly initial claims in 2020 by county, demographics, industry and occupation (09/17/20) NEW
- LMI data dashboard/ STEM (08/19/20)
- 2019 Q4 Business employment dynamics (BED) report (08/27/20)
- June 2020 Unemployment insurance trust fund forecast (07/06/20)
- August employer demand, top 25 (09/01/20) NEW
- 2019 QCEW annual averages, preliminary (06/25/20)
- August Facts and Figures Report (08/25/20)
- Employment estimates (09/16/20) NEW
- Monthly employment report (09/16/20) NEW
- Labor area summaries (08/25/20)
- Labor force (LAUS) (09/16/20) NEW
- July 2020 supply-demand reports (08/27/20)
Labor market information
Our information includes data and analysis of Washington state's employment conditions, economy, job market and workforce. Our tools and reports use Washington state labor market information to help job seekers, employers and public officials make informed career, hiring or policy decisions.
Please select a county name to see regional information and statistics:
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