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Reports, data & tools

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. For more information on any report, contact an economist.
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Economic reports and data

Report NameFormatFrequencyPublished 
Washington Employment EstimatesXLSMonthly08/27/2015
Monthly estimates of nonfarm employment in Washington state, benchmarked quarterly.
Monthly Employment ReportPDF | XLSMonthly08/25/2015
Monthly report on employment and unemployment in Washington state. Provides statewide and county-level data.
Business Employment DynamicsPDFQuarterly08/25/2015
A national and state view of changes to businesses and the job market.
Current Employment StatisticsXLSMonthly08/25/2015
Monthly estimates of employment, hours worked and earnings.
Unemployment Benefits ReportPDFMonthly08/17/2015
Monthly unemployment benefits reports by legislative district, congressional district and by county.
Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund ForecastPDFQuarterly07/27/2015
This report provides the status and updated projections of the state’s unemployment-insurance trust fund.
Median and Average Hourly WagesXLSYearly04/07/2015
The median and average hourly wage tables include annual data going back to 1990 for the state and each county. Unadjusted, inflation-adjusted and annualized data are listed, as well as a breakout for the private sector.
Labor Market and Economic ReportPDFYearly04/02/2015
Yearly report on Washington state’s labor market and economy.

Industry reports, data and tools

Report NameFormatFrequencyPublished 
Quarterly Census of Employment and WagesXLSQuarterly08/06/2015
Industry employment and wage data from employer tax records.
Employment Projections PDF | XLSYearly07/29/2015
Short- and long-term employment outlook by industry and occupation.
Agricultural Workforce ReportPDFYearly05/21/2015
Overview of agricultural employment and wages in Washington state.
Establishment SizeXLSYearly11/18/2014
The number of establishments and establishment size class based on the number of employees in each Washington industry.
Industry trendsWebMonthly08/19/2014
Economic indicators and trends in Washington state industries
Fruit Growers Wage Survey PDFBiannual06/04/2014
Prevailing wages for apple, cherry and pear workers in Washington state.
Find employersWebYearly01/02/2014
Contact information for more than 330,000 employers in Washington state.

Occupational reports, data and tools

Report NameFormatFrequencyPublished 
Employer Demand ReportPDF | XLSMonthly07/27/2015
Monthly employer demand reports reflect the top 25 skill sets and certifications that employers are looking for in workers, as well as the top 25 occupations and employers.
Job Vacancy and Hiring Survey ReportPDF | XLSSemiannual01/15/2015
The number of job openings in Washington’s job market.
Learn about an occupationWebYearly10/21/2014
Discover which occupations have the most job opportunities.
Occupational Employment and Wage EstimatesPDF | XLSYearly09/25/2014
Employment and wage estimates by occupation and area.
Employee Benefits Survey ReportPDF | XLSYearly03/17/2014
Annual report on the health insurance, retirement and paid-leave benefits offered to employees.

Regional reports, data and tools

Report NameFormatFrequencyPublished 
Local Unemployment StatisticsXLSMonthly08/25/2015
Statewide and local-level monthly unemployment estimates.
Labor Market Supply/Demand ReportsXLSMonthly08/20/2015
The labor market supply/demand reports represent comparisons of online job postings and data on unemployment benefit claimants and WorkSource job seekers. The data is organized by workforce development area (WDA) and occupation category.
County ProfilesWebYearly07/30/2015
Labor market profiles of counties in Washington state. Including geography, industries, population, workforce, wages and income.
WorkSource Performance Dashboard ReportsXLSQuarterly07/23/2015
Quarterly dashboards showing performance indicators, common measures and results for all workforce development areas.
EB-5 Investor Targeted Employment AreasPDF | XLSYearly06/24/2015
Areas with reduced investment requirements for immigrant investor (EB-5) visas.
Labor area summariesWebMonthly05/20/2015
Labor market trends in the metropolitan areas and counties of Washington state.
Distressed areas listWebYearly05/11/2015
Counties where long-term unemployment is higher than the statewide average.
Numbers and trendsWebMonthly09/23/2014
Top economic indicators for Washington state’s workforce.
Local employment dynamicsWebQuarterly08/04/2014
Labor-market information by geographic area, industry, age and gender.

Special reports

Report NameFormatFrequencyPublished 
Green-Economy Jobs ReportPDFBiannual07/08/2015
Wages, necessary skills and employment prospects for green-economy jobs in Washington state.
Training Benefits Program Annual Report and Net Impact StudiesPDFYearly12/05/2014
Annual report to the Washington State Legislature on the Training Benefits Program.
WorkFirst and Workforce Investment Act Title 1-B ReportPDF | XLSAnnual12/03/2014
The report describes short-term and long-term employment- and training-related outcomes and funding of WorkFirst and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I-B workforce training programs. This report also includes a visual representation of Washington’s full workforce development system.
WorkSource Net Impact StudyPDFOne Time11/21/2013
A 2013 Assessment of the effectiveness of WorkSource job-search services.
E2SSB 5809 Workforce Training Bill ReportsPDFYearly06/18/2013
Special reports on effect of E2SSB 5809 training on employment rates and wages.
Workforce Effects of Biomass and Solar GenerationPDFOne Time06/29/2012
Special report on the economic and workforce effects of biomass and solar electricity generation.
Self-Employment Assistance Program (Legislative Report)PDFOne Time12/01/2011
Special report on the performance of the Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP).
Unemployment Benefits Exhaustee Survey ReportPDFOne Time07/27/2011
Results from a survey of claimants who used up all of their unemployment benefits prior to finding work.


Report NameFormatFrequencyPublished 
Economic symposiumsPDFYearly10/31/2014
Presentations from economic symposiums held around the state.