Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Jobs Report

January 2020 Jobs Report

Jobs Added

Metro -8,900
  • Month Over Month: -0.3%
  • 3 Month Average: 12,833
  • Year Over Year: +1.6%
State -2,700
  • Month Over Month: -0.4%
  • 3 Month Average: -1,767
  • Year Over Year: -0.4%
National +225,000
  • Month Over Month: +0.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 211,000
  • Year Over Year: +1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Metro 2.6%
  • Month Over Month: -0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 2.73%
  • Year Over Year: -0.3%
State 5.1%
  • Month Over Month: 0.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 5.1%
  • Year Over Year: +0.2%
National 3.6%
  • Month Over Month: +0.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 3.53%
  • Year Over Year: -0.4%

Local Industry Job Growth from the B.L.S.

Finance & Insurance +700
  • From Last Month: +0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 80
  • From Last Year: +1.0%
Accommodation & Food Services -2,300
  • From Last Month: -0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 257
  • From Last Year: +6.3%
Manufacturing +100
  • From Last Month: +0.3%
  • 3 Month Average: 38
  • From Last Year: +3.3%
Retail Trade +4,100
  • From Last Month: +1.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 219
  • From Last Year: +1.5%
Transportation & Warehousing +900
  • From Last Month: +1.6%
  • 3 Month Average: 57
  • From Last Year: -3.0%
Goods Producing -1,100
  • From Last Month: -0.7%
  • 3 Month Average: 167
  • From Last Year: +1.3%
Hospitals -200
  • From Last Month: -0.3%
  • 3 Month Average: 62
  • From Last Year: -0.8%

U.S. Job Growth for All Sectors

Local Job Reports

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