Who uses the Monthly Employment Report?
This report is often used by news reporters as an information source about Washington’s employment situation. Employers, researchers and others interested in Washington’s job market also use the report. The information in it provides insight into one aspect of Washington’s overall economy.
How often is the employment report published?
We publish employment and unemployment data each month, based on a schedule set by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Statewide data and data for King-Snohomish counties are released in the second or third week of each month, and then data are published the following week for all other counties.
2014 Monthly Employment Report publication dates
|Preliminary data for month of ||State and Seattle Metropolitan Division numbers released ||All other county numbers released |
|December 2013 ||January 23, 2014 ||January 28, 2014 |
|January 2014 ||March 05 ||March 11 |
|February 2014 ||March 19 ||March 25 |
|March 2014 ||April 16 ||April 22 |
|April 2014 ||May 14 ||May 20 |
|May 2014 ||June 18 ||June 24 |
|June 2014 ||July 16 ||July 22 |
|July 2014 ||August 13 ||August 19 |
|August 2014 ||September 17 ||September 23 |
|September 2014 ||October 15 ||October 21 |
|October 2014 ||November 19 ||November 25 |
|November 2014 ||December 17 ||December 23 |
|December 2014 ||January 22, 2015 (Thursday) ||January 27, 2015 |
What is the data source for the Monthly Employment Report?
The data we publish come from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and economists at Employment Security. BLS surveys a sample of employers and households every month, and then our economists use information from the BLS surveys to estimate, analyze and report on Washington’s job market.
We provide current and historical employment data in Excel spreadsheets. Local economists are available to answer questions about the job market at the county level. Contact an economist in your area.