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 monthly employment report (PDF 1249 KB). Report charts and graphs. For county-level data, see the map below of county unemployment rates. Alternate measures of labor underutilization (U6) are discussed here
The Labor force by county snapshot can be accessed here and additional reports in the report library.  

2017 monthly employment report publication dates

Preliminary data
for month of
State and Seattle Metropolitan Division
numbers released
All other
county numbers released 
December 2016 January 19, 2017 (Thursday) January 24, 2017
January 2017 March 8 March 14
February 2017 March 22 March 28
March 2017 April 19 April 25
April 2017 May 17 May 23
May 2017 June 14 June 20
June 2017 July 19 July 25
July 2017 August 16 August 22
August 2017 September 13 September 19
September 2017 October 18 October 24
October 2017 November 15 November 21
November 2017 December 20 December 27
December 2017 January 17, 2018 (Wednesday) January 23, 2018

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