Washington, D.C. Jobs Report for April 2022
The PeopleReady Local Jobs Report provides a snapshot of jobs, hiring and wage growth trends for the Washington, D.C. market. Throughout the Washington, D.C. area, businesses in sectors such as retail, manufacturing and hospitality report a shortage of job applicants. With a tight labor market spurring competition for front-line and entry level workers, the number of job postings has soared to record levels. Meanwhile, many area employers are boosting wages to attract and retain workers.
Washington, D.C. market snapshot
JOBS ADDED: +8,700 MoM
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 3.5%, down from 3.6% in January 2022
WAGE CHANGE: +4.0% YoY
- Nonfarm wage and salary employment in the Washington, D.C. area is up 3.8% from January 2022.
- Leisure and hospitality had the largest job growth (+65,900) among all supersectors.
- The unemployment rate in the U.S. is 3.6% for March 2022, compared to 3.8% in February 2022.
*Most recent data available.
- U.S. BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
- Emsi, May 1, 2022
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