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Apr
04

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Washington – 2013

In 2013, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6 (which includes the unemployed, workers employed part time for economic reasons, and those marginally attached to the labor force), was 14.0 percent in Washington, down from 16.9 percent in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of...

Mar
27

Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, February 2015

Gasoline prices averaged $2.358 a gallon in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton area in February 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Mar
24

Consumer Price Index, Seattle area – February 2015

Prices in the Seattle Area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), increased 0.2 percent for the two months ending in February 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Washington Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

 

Civilian Labor Force (1)

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3,502.7 3,510.6 3,517.4 3,522.8 3,535.2 (P) 3,545.9

Employment (1)

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3,284.3 3,290.3 3,295.5 3,299.5 3,310.8 (P) 3,323.6

Unemployment (1)

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218.3 220.3 221.9 223.3 224.4 (P) 222.3

Unemployment Rate (2)

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6.2 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 (P) 6.3

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

 

Total Nonfarm (3)

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3,095.8 3,105.3 3,113.7 3,122.6 3,139.2 (P) 3,138.6

12-month % change

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3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 (P) 3.1

Mining and Logging (3)

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6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.3 (P) 6.0

12-month % change

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0.0 -1.6 0.0 0.0 1.6 (P) -4.8

Construction (3)

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161.7 163.4 166.2 167.7 172.4 (P) 173.0

12-month % change

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7.2 8.0 9.1 10.0 11.1 (P) 11.6

Manufacturing (3)

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288.6 290.0 290.5 291.0 291.3 (P) 293.7

12-month % change

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0.6 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.1 (P) 2.1

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3)

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574.6 577.4 578.8 579.5 581.6 (P) 581.2

12-month % change

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3.6 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.5 (P) 3.2

Information (3)

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111.0 110.2 110.4 110.3 110.6 (P) 110.4

12-month % change

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3.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8 (P) 2.5

Financial Activities (3)

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153.5 155.3 155.8 156.5 157.6 (P) 157.0

12-month % change

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1.5 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.5 (P) 3.2

Professional & Business Services (3)

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377.0 376.7 377.9 379.7 381.7 (P) 380.9

12-month % change

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3.7 3.5 3.8 4.0 4.5 (P) 4.0

Education & Health Services (3)

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455.6 457.1 458.9 460.2 459.9 (P) 459.0

12-month % change

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3.0 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.5 (P) 2.0

Leisure & Hospitality (3)

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297.3 296.7 297.4 297.5 302.5 (P) 303.8

12-month % change

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2.8 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.9 (P) 2.8

Other Services (3)

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114.3 116.2 117.1 117.0 117.2 (P) 115.9

12-month % change

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2.3 3.8 4.3 4.1 3.9 (P) 2.4

Government (3)

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556.1 556.2 554.5 557.0 558.1 (P) 557.7

12-month % change

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2.2 2.4 2.0 2.2 2.3 (P) 2.1

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 Apr 2015
Seattle Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Apr 2015
Western Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Apr 2015
Western - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2015
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – West Consumer price indexes Table Apr 2015
Western - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Apr 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lewiston, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bellingham, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bremerton-Silverdale, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Longview, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Mount Vernon-Anacortes, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Olympia, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Spokane, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Tacoma, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Yakima, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Union Membership in Washington – 2014 Employment News Release Mar 2015
County Employment and Wages in Washington – Third Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
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 – 2013 Unemployment News Release Apr 2014
Unemployment in the Seattle Area by County - December 2013 Unemployment News Release Feb 2014
Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, February 2015 Average energy prices News Release Mar 2015
Consumer Price Index, Seattle area – February 2015 Consumer price indexes News Release Mar 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 Mar 2015
CPI Historical Table - Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA (old base) Consumer price indexes Table Mar 2015
CPI Pacific Cities and U.S. City Average - March 2015 Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Apr 2015
Changing Compensation Costs in the Seattle Metropolitan Area – December 2014 Benefits, Pay News Release Feb 2015