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Washington



News Releases:
Sep
19
Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue – August 2023

Gasoline prices averaged $5.228 in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area in August 2023, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Sep
13
Consumer Price Index, Seattle area — August 2023

Prices in the Seattle area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), increased 0.8 percent for the two months ending in August 2023.

Sep
13
Consumer Price Index, West Region — August 2023

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), increased 0.4 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Washington Economy at a Glance:
Washington
Data Series Back
Data
Mar
2023
Apr
2023
May
2023
June
2023
July
2023
Aug
2023

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

4,047.3 4,057.0 4,065.2 4,067.9 4,069.3 (p)4,067.3

Employment(1)

3,866.9 3,882.6 3,900.2 3,913.6 3,921.9 (p)3,921.2

Unemployment(1)

180.4 174.5 165.0 154.4 147.4 (p)146.1

Unemployment Rate(2)

4.5 4.3 4.1 3.8 3.6 (p)3.6

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

3,618.0 3,623.6 3,628.3 3,641.4 3,635.1 (p)3,638.0

12-month % change

3.3 3.3 3.2 3.4 2.6 (p)2.3

Mining and Logging(3)

5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 (p)5.6

12-month % change

5.4 5.5 5.5 3.6 1.8 (p)0.0

Construction(3)

233.2 237.6 238.1 239.7 237.8 (p)238.5

12-month % change

1.4 3.5 3.1 3.2 1.3 (p)1.1

Manufacturing(3)

275.2 275.5 277.9 275.3 274.4 (p)277.2

12-month % change

3.5 3.1 3.8 2.8 1.7 (p)2.2

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

621.1 622.3 623.2 618.8 617.5 (p)618.1

12-month % change

1.4 1.6 1.7 1.4 0.6 (p)0.6

Information(3)

171.3 170.7 168.7 166.7 165.8 (p)165.2

12-month % change

2.5 1.5 -0.6 -2.5 -4.1 (p)-5.0

Financial Activities(3)

167.9 169.0 169.2 170.4 171.1 (p)171.0

12-month % change

1.3 2.2 2.2 2.9 3.1 (p)3.1

Professional & Business Services(3)

559.2 558.3 556.6 556.1 555.5 (p)552.8

12-month % change

3.3 2.9 2.0 1.8 1.1 (p)0.4

Education & Health Services(3)

534.2 537.0 540.8 546.0 548.3 (p)548.0

12-month % change

4.6 4.9 5.6 6.5 6.3 (p)5.7

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

343.7 343.7 342.4 349.5 350.5 (p)351.8

12-month % change

6.6 6.5 5.4 7.2 6.5 (p)6.5

Other Services(3)

126.3 125.2 124.6 126.2 127.8 (p)128.9

12-month % change

5.8 4.8 4.3 5.5 6.5 (p)7.4

Government(3)

580.0 578.5 581.0 587.0 580.7 (p)580.9

12-month % change

3.1 2.8 3.2 4.2 2.6 (p)2.0

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
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Occupational Employment and Wages in Wenatchee — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Yakima — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Union Members in Washington — 2022 Employment News Release Feb 2023
County Employment and Wages in Washington – Third Quarter 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2023
Women’s Earnings in Washington – 2021 Pay News Release May 2023
Consumer Expenditures for the Seattle Metropolitan Area: 2020–21 Consumer spending News Release Oct 2022
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Washington — 2022 Unemployment News Release Mar 2023
Unemployment in the Seattle Area by County - June 2016 Unemployment News Release Aug 2016
Consumer Price Index, West Region — August 2023 Consumer price indexes News Release Sep 2023
Average Energy Prices, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue – August 2023 Average energy prices News Release Sep 2023
Consumer Price Index, Seattle area — August 2023 Consumer price indexes News Release Sep 2023
CPI Historical Table - Portland-Salem, OR-WA (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2019
CPI Historical Table - Portland-Salem, OR-WA (old base) (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2019
CPI Historical Table - Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2019
CPI Historical Table - Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (old base) (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2019
CPI Pacific Cities and U.S. City Average - August 2023 (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Sep 2023
Changing Compensation Costs in the Seattle Metropolitan Area – June 2023 Benefits, Pay News Release Aug 2023
Fatal Work Injuries in Washington – 2021 Workplace fatalities News Release Apr 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Walla Walla — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in Washington – 2021 Workplace injuries and illnesses News Release Jan 2023
2018 CPI Geographic Revision Fact Sheet Consumer price indexes Factsheet Mar 2018
Consumer Price Index Data Tables - Pacific Cities and U.S. City Average Consumer price indexes Factsheet Mar 2020
Business Employment Dynamics in Washington — First Quarter 2022 Employment News Release Nov 2022
BLS Regional Campus Ambassadors Program N/A Factsheet Apr 2023
Washington Job Openings and Labor Turnover — May 2023 Employment News Release Jul 2023