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.


Monthly unemployment rates

August 2020

Washington State:
8.5% seasonally adjusted

8.4% seasonally adjusted

2020 Publication dates

Labor force by county snapshot   
not seasonally adjusted  

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.

 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.  

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Glossary

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