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News Releases:

May
28

County Employment and Wages in Washington – Third Quarter 2014

Employment increased in all 10 of Washington’s large counties from September 2013 to September 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

May
22

Consumer Price Index, Seattle area — April 2015

Prices in the Seattle Area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), rose 0.9 percent for the two months ending in April 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

May
14

Occupational Employment and Wages in Lewiston, May 2014

Workers in the Lewiston Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $18.94 in May 2014, about 17 percent below the nationwide average of $22.71, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Washington Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force (1)

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3,517.4 3,522.8 3,535.2 3,546.1 3,549.5 (P) 3,549.0

Employment (1)

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3,295.5 3,299.5 3,310.8 3,324.2 3,340.2 (P) 3,352.4

Unemployment (1)

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221.9 223.3 224.4 221.9 209.3 (P) 196.6

Unemployment Rate (2)

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6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 5.9 (P) 5.5

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm (3)

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3,113.7 3,122.6 3,139.2 3,141.8 3,153.8 (P) 3,162.0

12-month % change

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3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.4 (P) 3.6

Mining and Logging (3)

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6.2 6.2 6.3 6.0 6.0 (P) 6.0

12-month % change

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0.0 0.0 1.6 -4.8 -6.3 (P) -3.2

Construction (3)

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166.2 167.7 172.4 172.9 175.1 (P) 174.7

12-month % change

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9.1 10.0 11.1 11.5 11.7 (P) 12.0

Manufacturing (3)

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290.5 291.0 291.3 294.1 293.3 (P) 293.8

12-month % change

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1.4 1.1 1.1 2.2 1.9 (P) 1.7

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3)

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578.8 579.5 581.6 582.1 583.1 (P) 585.4

12-month % change

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3.7 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.4 (P) 3.6

Information (3)

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110.4 110.3 110.6 110.4 110.3 (P) 110.9

12-month % change

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2.8 2.7 2.8 2.5 1.8 (P) 2.1

Financial Activities (3)

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155.8 156.5 157.6 157.4 157.5 (P) 158.3

12-month % change

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2.8 3.0 3.5 3.4 3.3 (P) 3.4

Professional & Business Services (3)

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377.9 379.7 381.7 381.0 385.7 (P) 385.5

12-month % change

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3.8 4.0 4.5 4.0 4.9 (P) 5.0

Education & Health Services (3)

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458.9 460.2 459.9 459.0 462.1 (P) 463.6

12-month % change

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3.1 3.0 2.5 2.0 2.8 (P) 2.9

Leisure & Hospitality (3)

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297.4 297.5 302.5 304.2 302.8 (P) 305.3

12-month % change

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2.1 1.7 1.9 2.9 2.3 (P) 3.3

Other Services (3)

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117.1 117.0 117.2 116.2 117.7 (P) 118.3

12-month % change

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4.3 4.1 3.9 2.7 3.6 (P) 4.6

Government (3)

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554.5 557.0 558.1 558.5 560.2 (P) 560.2

12-month % change

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2.0 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.4 (P) 2.2

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(P) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Portland, OR-WA, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2015
Seattle Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2015
Western Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary May 2015
Western - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table May 2015
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – West Consumer price indexes Table May 2015
Western - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table May 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lewiston, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release May 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bellingham, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bremerton-Silverdale, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Longview, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Mount Vernon-Anacortes, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Olympia, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Spokane, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Tacoma, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Yakima, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2015
Union Membership in Washington – 2014 Employment News Release Mar 2015
County Employment and Wages in Washington – Third Quarter 2014 Employment, Pay News Release May 2015
Women’s Earnings in Washington – 2013 Pay News Release Feb 2015
Consumer Expenditures for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton Area: 2011-2012 Consumer spending News Release Jan 2014
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Washington – 2014 Unemployment News Release Apr 2015
Unemployment in the Seattle Area by County - December 2013 Unemployment News Release Feb 2014
Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, March 2015 Average energy prices News Release Apr 2015
Consumer Price Index, Seattle area — April 2015 Consumer price indexes News Release May 2015
CPI Historical Table - Portland-Salem, OR-WA Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2015
CPI Historical Table - Portland-Salem, OR-WA (old base) Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2015
CPI Historical Table - Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA Consumer price indexes Table May 2015
CPI Historical Table - Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA (old base) Consumer price indexes Table May 2015
CPI Pacific Cities and U.S. City Average - April 2015 Consumer price indexes CPI Summary May 2015
Changing Compensation Costs in the Seattle Metropolitan Area – March 2015 Benefits, Pay News Release May 2015
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