Regional Job Growth in April 2017

Download as a PDF› Between April 2016 and April 2017, the Washington region added 38,000 jobs, the smallest increase for the region since December 2014. The slowdown in growth was a result of weaker private sector gains and mirrors the pattern from the second half of 2016. Gains during the first half of 2016 were

The Washington Region’s Jobs Forecasts: 2017-2021

By Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. Download as a PDF› Recent reports have shown that the Washington region’s economy has underperformed its growth potentials over the past two years with these slower growth trends dating back to 2010. These trends include declining population growth (2.1% in 2010 down to 0.9% in 2016) and lagging economic growth

Once a Company Town?

By Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. Download as a PDF› At $500 billion, the Washington region’s economy ranked 5th in size in 2016 among the nation’s metropolitan areas. While this economic scale would seem sufficient to protect the region from the downdraft from reduced federal spending this may not be the case. Recent history confirmed the

The Washington Region’s Population Increased 0.9 Percent in 2016

2016 lagged prior years’ growth Download this blog Download PDF› Download data by jurisdiction Download Excel File › In 2016, the Washington region had 6,131,977 residents, an increase of 53,508 (+0.9 percent) from 2015. Population growth in 2016 was the smallest in the past six years and below the 1990-2015 average growth rate of 1.5