Information and data about Washington’s job market and economy on this website are compiled and published by Employment Security’s Labor Market and Performance Analysis (LMPA). Our data are gathered from tax records, employers, government agencies, surveys and other sources.
This information tells the story of Washington's economy, job market, business climate and workforce. It helps job seekers, students, educators, employers, policymakers and planners make important decisions.
We gather data and produce reports, data and tools on a variety of economic topics such as employment and wages, industry growth trends and the agricultural workforce in Washington.
Our most widely read report is our monthly employment report. It includes the unemployment rate statewide and for the nation, the number of people in Washington’s workforce and the number of jobs by industry. We also report data on a monthly basis for each county.
Our Learn about an occupation tool helps students plan a career, and job seekers think about changing careers. Use it to learn which occupations are growing in your area, how much those occupations pay and the training required for the job.
Contact us if you have a question about using the information on our site or have a data request, contact an economist in your area.
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