Uneven Job Growth Continues in 2017

Download as a PDF>> Between September 2016 and September 2017, the Washington region added 44,500 jobs, marking the second slowdown in job growth so far in 2017. Monthly over-the-year job gains tend to follow a similar trajectory throughout the year. In 2015, monthly over-the-year gains accelerated before slowing in 2016. Gains in 2017 have not

What Are the Economic Consequences of a Reduction in Federal Spending?

Download as a PDF With Congress debating the FY 2018 Budget and a tax reduction plan moving through Congress as well, there is an increasing likelihood that federal spending patterns in the Washington region will change in either magnitude (value) or distribution among agencies and programs or both in the coming year and beyond.  This

The Washington Region’s Key Economic Challenges

By Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. Download as a PDF The performance of the Washington region’s economy has been lagging its peer metropolitan areas since 2010 and a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows the Washington region’s economy has preformed worse than had been previously reported. The principal reason for the Washington region’s

Migration in the Washington Region

The below is a summary of  Migration in the Washington Region: Trends between 2000 and 2015 and Characteristics of Recent Migrants. View Full Report as PDF › View Executive Summary as PDF › Between 2000 and 2016, the population in the Washington region increased from 4.86 million people to 6.13 million people. This change was

Demographic Change in the Washington Region: 2015-2016

Download as a PDF› In 2016, the number of residents in the Washington region increased by 53,508 people (+0.9%) from 2015. Population growth during this time was driven primarily by residents over 65 years old, mirroring national patterns. However, despite national gains, there were fewer 25-34 year olds in the Washington region in 2016 compared