We conduct surveys of Washington state’s employers to learn the estimated number of vacancies and hires in the state, the characteristics of available jobs, the workforce needs of employers, and vacancy trends by industry, occupation and geographical area. The results of the surveys are published in the Job Vacancy and Hiring Survey Report.
What is the source of data for the Job Vacancy and Hiring Survey Report?
Data are from surveys of Washington employers we conduct each spring and fall.
How often is the report published?
Twice each year.
What else should I know about the Job Vacancy and Hiring Survey Report?
Beginning in 2012, hiring data were added. In 2013, estimated future job vacancies were added. These changes resulted in improved reporting on Washington’s employment conditions. In previous job-vacancy reports, data were displayed by the 12 workforce development areas (WDAs). In the current report, results are displayed by four types of areas in the state: west urban, west rural, east urban and east rural.
For more information, call the Labor Market Information Center at 800-215-1617, or contact an economist.