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Payroll hiring surged in December
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 11,400 jobs in December and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for December was 4.3 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The December unemployment rate was unchanged from the revised November 2018 unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. The December figures are preliminary and are subject to revisions.

“Employers added the highest number of jobs since last July” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “December’s report caps off a year that has been solid for job growth.”

The Employment Security Department released the preliminary job estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its Monthly Employment Report.

The department also announced that November’s previously reported unemployment rate of 4.3 was confirmed. However, November’s preliminary estimated gain of 5,100 jobs was revised upward to 7,300 jobs.

The national unemployment rate rose from 3.7 percent in November to 3.9 percent in December. In December 2017, the national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent.

Employment Security paid unemployment insurance benefits to 65,615 people in December.

State’s labor force keeps growing

The state’s labor force in December was 3,812,300 – an increase of 16,300 people from the previous month. In the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region, the labor force increased by 4,500 over the same period.

From December 2017 through December 2018, the state’s labor force grew by 57,400 and the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region increased by 30,600.

The labor force is the total number of people, both employed and unemployed, over the age of 16.

Eleven industry sectors expanded and two sectors contracted

Private sector employment increased by 9,800 while the public sector increased by 1,600 jobs in December. This month’s report shows the greatest private job growth occurred in construction up 2,400 jobs, transportation, warehousing & utilities up 2,100 jobs, manufacturing up 1,800 jobs, other services up as well as retail trade both up 1,100 jobs. Other industry sectors posting job growth are Education & health services up 800 jobs, leisure & hospitality, information and financial services each up 500 jobs and mining & logging up 100 jobs.

The industry sectors that lost jobs were wholesale trade down 600 jobs and professional & business services down 500 jobs.

Year-over-year growth in payroll employment

Washington added an estimated 101,900 new jobs from December 2017 through December 2018, not seasonally adjusted. The private sector grew by 3.6 percent, up an estimated 98,400 jobs, while public sector employment increased by 0.6 percent with a net gain of 3,500 jobs.

From December 2017 through December 2018, twelve of the thirteen industries added jobs, while mining & logging lost jobs.

The three industry sectors with the largest employment gains year-over-year, not seasonally adjusted, were:
Construction with 14,500 new jobs;
Education & health services with 14,200 new jobs and
Professional & business services with 12,100 new jobs
Washington ready to assist federal employees with unemployment benefits
The WA employment security dept. reports as follows: OLYMPIA – Federal workers furloughed due to the partial government shutdown may apply for unemployment benefits to help them meet their financial obligations while they wait to return to their jobs.

“Washington stands ready to assist federal workers in our state,” said Employment Security Department (ESD) Commissioner Suzi LeVine. “Just like other workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own, federal workers have the unemployment safety net to help them through this difficult time.”

Federal employees may apply for benefits at ESD.wa.gov or by phone at 800-318-6022. The day they should call depends on the last digit of their social security number.

Due to the shutdown, furloughed workers should be prepared to provide verification of their wages when requested because ESD may be unable to reach their employers to verify their wages. Valid documents could include copies of pay stubs or W-2 forms.

ESD has posted a web page with more information for federal employees affected by the shutdown.

More than 73,000 federal employees worked in Washington as of the first quarter of 2018. ESD has received unemployment benefits applications from roughly 1,000 workers since the furlough started, including those furloughed and workers who were laid off for other reasons.

As required by law, workers who receive back pay should plan to repay any benefits received.
Payroll hiring continues into the holiday season
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 5,100 jobs in November and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for November was 4.3 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The November unemployment rate was unchanged from the revised October 2018 unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. The November figures are preliminary and are subject to revisions.

“The pace of hiring softened some in November, but the overall job situation remains relatively strong” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “The availability of jobs is high and hiring plans remain in place.”

The Employment Security Department released the preliminary job estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its Monthly Employment Report.

The department also announced that October’s previously reported unemployment rate of 4.3 was confirmed. However, October’s preliminary estimated gain of 12,400 jobs was revised downward to 7,700 jobs.

The national unemployment rate remained constant at 3.7 percent in November. In November 2017, the national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent.

Employment Security paid unemployment insurance benefits to 52,644 people in November.

State’s labor force grows again

The state’s labor force in November was 3,795,800 – an increase of 14,300 people from the previous month. In the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region, the labor force increased by 4,400 over the same period.

From November 2017 through November 2018, the state’s labor force grew by 39,600 and the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region increased by 25,500.

The labor force is the total number of people, both employed and unemployed, over the age of 16.

Six industry sectors expanded, six sectors contracted and one was unchanged

Private sector employment increased by 6,400 while the public sector decreased by 1,300 jobs in November. This month’s report shows the greatest private job growth occurred in manufacturing up 2,900 jobs, transportation, warehousing & utilities up 2,200 jobs, leisure & hospitality up 1,600 jobs, education & health services up 1,200 jobs and professional & business services up 1,000 jobs. Other services also increased by 400 jobs.

Wholesale trade was the only industry sector that was unchanged.

The industry sector’s that lost the most jobs were retail trade down 1,200 jobs and construction down 1,100 jobs. Financial activities lost 400 jobs while mining & logging and information both lost 100 jobs.

Year-over-year growth in payroll employment

Washington added an estimated 103,500 new jobs from November 2017 through November 2018, not seasonally adjusted. The private sector grew by 3.8 percent, up an estimated 104,400 jobs, while public sector employment decreased by 0.2 percent with a net loss of 900 jobs.

From November 2017 through November 2018, eleven of the thirteen industries added jobs, government lost jobs while mining & logging was unchanged.

The three industry sectors with the largest employment gains year-over-year, not seasonally adjusted, were:

Professional & business services with 16,800 new jobs;
Education & health services with 15,000 new jobs and
Construction with 12,500 new jobs

Labor market information
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WorkSource
Employment Security is a partner in the statewide WorkSource system, which offers a variety of employment and training services for job seekers, including free help with resumes, interviewing and skills training. WorkSource also helps employers advertise jobs, convene hiring events and connect with subsidized employee training.

Find WorkSource locations and more than 140,000 job openings on WorkSourceWA.
State Unemployment Rate Falls Again
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 12,400 jobs in October and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for October was 4.3 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The October unemployment rate decreased slightly from the September 2018 unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, which establishes a new historical low point for the state. The figures released are preliminary and are subject to revisions.

“The state’s labor market is continuing to tighten,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “The state U-6 unemployment rate, a broader measure of joblessness, also fell in October to a new series low.

The Employment Security Department released the preliminary job estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its Monthly Employment Report.

The department also announced that September’s previously reported unemployment rate of 4.4 was confirmed. However, September’s preliminary estimated gain of 4,500 jobs was revised upward to a gain of 8,300 jobs.

The national unemployment rate remained constant at 3.7 percent in October. In October 2017, the national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent.

Employment Security paid unemployment insurance benefits to 44,828 people in October.

State’s labor force grows again

The state’s labor force in October was 3,782,200 – an increase of 11,500 people from the previous month. In the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region, the labor force increased by 2,900 over the same period.

From October 2017 through October 2018, the state’s labor force grew by 25,600 and the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region increased by 21,500.

The labor force is the total number of people, both employed and unemployed, over the age of 16.

Twelve industry sectors expanded, one contracted

Private sector employment increased by 8,800 while the public sector added 3,600 jobs in October. This month’s report shows the greatest private job growth occurred in construction up 2,500 jobs, leisure & hospitality up 1,400 jobs, information up 1,300 jobs and financial activities, manufacturing and professional & business services each up 1,000 jobs.

Other sectors adding jobs were other services up 800 jobs, wholesale trade up 700 jobs, transportation, warehousing & utilities up 600 jobs, education & health services up 400 jobs and mining & logging up 100 jobs.

Only the retail trade sector experienced a loss of 2,000 jobs.

Year-over-year growth exceeds 4 percent

Washington added an estimated 119,200 new jobs from October 2017 through October 2018, not seasonally adjusted. The private sector grew by 4.1 percent, up an estimated 112,100 jobs, while public sector employment increased by 1.2 percent with a net gain of 7,100 jobs.

From October 2017 through October 2018, all thirteen industry sectors added jobs.

The three industry sectors with the largest employment gains year-over-year, not seasonally adjusted, were:
  • Professional & business services with 17,800 new jobs;
  • Construction with 17,300 new jobs and
  • Education & health services with 16,300 new jobs
Veterans Day to Celebrate 100 Years since World War I
Olympia – On November 11, 2018 the world and Washington State will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11:00 a.m., November 11, 1918 -- the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

The Thurston County Veterans Council (TCVC) and Washington Department of Veterans Affairs will host an Armistice (Veterans) Day and World War I Centennial event in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Olympia starting at 10:30 a.m. on November 11, 2018.

Washington State will also join the world to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice with a tolling of the Bells of Peace at 11:00 a.m. The tolling of a bell is a traditional expression of honor and remembrance of those who served in World War I on Armistice Day. A Bells of Peace mobile application is also available via Itunes and the Google Play Store.

The event will feature guest speakers Governor Jay Inslee, Congressman Denny Heck and Major General Willard Burleson, the Commander of the 7th Infantry Division on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

World War I history tables will be set up by the Washington State Historical Society, Friends of Kilroy (military history group), the Fort Lewis Museum and others during the event. Various military vehicles will also be on display for the public.

Washington State is home to more than 593,000 veterans, 60,000 active duty military, 19,000 National Guard and Reserves and their families.

There are many events taking place across the state and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs asked organizations to provide event information which is shared in a list at http://www.dva.wa.gov/list-2018-veterans-day-ww1-centennial-events-wa-state. Governor Inslee Proclamations can also be found at this link.

To see other Veterans Day Events and Celebrations happening statewide visit the following link.

Veterans Day Events

State unemployment rate falls to new low
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 4,500 jobs in September and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for September was 4.4 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The September unemployment rate decreased slightly from the August 2018 unemployment rate of 4.5 percent, making it the lowest rate recorded based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics data series dating back to 1976.

“The state’s labor market is strong,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “Employers have been adding jobs to where most workers seeking one have been able to find one.”

The national unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.7 percent in September. In September 2017, the national unemployment rate was 4.2 percent.

Employment Security paid unemployment insurance benefits to 44,558 people in September.

State’s labor force continued to grow

The state’s labor force in September was 3,770,900 – an increase of 5,200 people from the previous month. In the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region, the labor force increased by 1,900 over the same period. From September 2017 through September 2018, the state’s labor force grew by 19,300 and the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region increased by 22,600. The labor force is the total number of people, both employed and unemployed, over the age of 16.

Eight industry sectors expanded, two remained unchanged and three contracted

Private sector employment increased by 3,900 while the public sector added 600 jobs in September. This month’s report shows the greatest private job growth occurred in retail trade up 2,100, education & health services up 2,000, financial activities up 1,700 and manufacturing up 1,400. Other sectors adding jobs were government up 600, other services up 500, information up 300 and transportation, warehousing & utilities up 100.

The number of jobs in both the mining & logging as well as professional & business services sectors remained constant in September.

Leisure & hospitality experienced the biggest reduction in September losing 2,500 jobs while construction lost 1,400 jobs and wholesale trade lost 300 jobs.

Year-over-year growth maintains strong trend

Washington added an estimated 99,700 new jobs from September 2017 through September 2018, not seasonally adjusted. The private sector grew by 3.5 percent, up an estimated 97,100 jobs, while public sector employment increased by 0.5 percent with a net gain of 2,600 jobs.

From September 2017 through September 2018, all thirteen industry sectors added jobs.

The three industry sectors with the largest employment gains year-over-year, not seasonally adjusted, were:

  • Professional & business services with 24,000 new jobs;
  • Construction with 11,700 new jobs and
  • Education & health services with 15,200 new jobs


The Employment Security Department released the preliminary job estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its Monthly Employment Report. The department also announced that August’s previously reported unemployment rate of 4.5 was confirmed. However, August’s preliminary estimated gain of 9,100 jobs was revised upward to a gain of 9,400 jobs.
No Urgency to Confirm Kavanaugh
The greater issue in the current debate about the Supreme Court is not the validity of charges against Brett Kavanaugh. It is rather the deviation of the McConnell Senate from established practice.

First, there is no hurry. After the death of Justice Scalia, no hearing on a new associate justice was held for several months for purely political reasons. A delay in consenting to a nomination will have essentially no effect on American jurisprudence. I am unaware of any life and death issues awaiting the Court when it reconvenes in October that cannot be adjudicated by eight justices. The Chief Justice is able to defer action and manage the docket to bring cases before the bench as he pleases.

Second, seven of the nine justices are over 60; three are over 75, so it is likely that the President will have other opportunities to nominate justices. We should not be surprised when he nominates conservatives. Elections have consequences.

Third, should the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh be unproven, he could be renominated at any time. The rejection of a nomination does not prevent the President from renominating that person to the Court or any other position at a later time. It would probably be a foolish move, but reflect on the past 18 months. That means that if Mr. Kavanaugh is as good a jurist as the President and other supporters assert, we might be blessed with the sunshine of his rulings and opinions later rather than sooner.

All that cannot, of course, diminish the scorn toward Sen. Crassly (misspelling intentional) and his confrères stemming from their asinine and condescending behavior of the past few days. Once again, the sequel to Profiles in Courage will remain unwritten.
Labor market continued to improve in August
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 9,100 jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for August was 4.5 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The August unemployment rate decreased slightly from the July 2018 unemployment rate of 4.6 percent and is the lowest rate for August since 1976.

“The state data continues to demonstrate the positive trends in its economy,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “The civilian labor force is up in August, and total unemployment is down, both month-to-month and over the year.”

The Employment Security Department released the preliminary job estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its Monthly Employment Report.

The department also announced that July’s previously reported unemployment rate of 4.6 was confirmed. However, July’s preliminary estimated gain of 12,400 jobs was revised downward to a gain of 11,800 jobs.

The national unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent in August. In August 2017, the national unemployment rate was 4.4 percent.

Employment Security paid unemployment insurance benefits to 44,845 people in August.

State’s labor force continued to grow

The state’s labor force in August was 3,766,000 – an increase of 2,800 people from the previous month. In the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region, the labor force decreased by 300 over the same period.

From August 2017 through August 2018, the state’s labor force grew by 22,800 and the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region increased by 25,800.

The labor force is the total number of people, both employed and unemployed, over the age of 16.

Nine industry sectors expanded, one remained unchanged and three contracted

Private sector employment increased by 9,300 while the public sector lost 200 jobs in August.

This month’s report shows the greatest private job growth occurred in professional & business services up 3,300, construction up 2,900 and leisure & hospitality up 2,200. Other sectors adding jobs were information up 700, wholesale trade and education & health services both up 300, transportation, warehousing & utilities and financial activities both up 200 and other services up 100.

The number of jobs in the mining and logging sector remained constant in August.

Retail trade experienced the biggest reduction in August losing 800 jobs while government lost 200 jobs and manufacturing lost 100 jobs.

Year-over-year growth maintains strong trend

Washington added an estimated 109,400 new jobs from August 2017 through August 2018, not seasonally adjusted. The private sector grew by 3.9 percent, up an estimated 107,200 jobs, while public sector employment increased by 0.4 percent with a net gain of 2,200 jobs.

From August 2017 through August 2018, all thirteen industry sectors added jobs.

The three industry sectors with the largest employment gains year-over-year, not seasonally adjusted, were:
Professional & business services with 26,300 new jobs;
Construction with 15,300 new jobs and
Education & health services with 5,200 new jobs

Note: The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently updated its “alternative measures of labor underutilization,” or U-6 rate, for states to include the second quarter of 2018. The U-6 rate considers not only the unemployed population in the official U-3 unemployment rate, but also “the underemployed and those not looking but wanting a job.” The U-6 rate for Washington through the second quarter 2018 was 8.9 percent compared to the national rate of 8.1 percent. Washington’s U-6 rate is the lowest it has been since 2007.
Trump Supportive of Georgia Police
President D.J. Tr*mp weighed in today on the recent use of a taser by police officers in Georgia on an 87-year-old woman who was cutting dandelions in her neighborhood.

While snipping the salad greens, the woman was acosted by three armed officers, including the local police chief, who ordered her to drop the kitchen knife she had been using. As a non-English speaker, she did not understand their commands, she reported later. After failing to drop her knife she was tasered by one of the officers. She was hospitalized and released and is recovering at home. Charges are pending according to the chief, who immediately defended his valiant team.

"This is just another example of how we must be vigilant where foreign-born people are concerned," Tr*mp asserted in a tweet seconds after being informed of the incident. "Before criticizing police, we should remember what happened to that girl in Nebraska," he added, giving no details.

"If she didn't speak English, she should have said 'I don't speak English' or something" he emphasized with yet another of the logical pearls for which he is well known and admired by his supporters. "Today dandelions, tomorrow who knows; okra, collards?" he concluded.

(Fox News did not contribute to this report, stylistic similarities notwithstanding. —The Editors)

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WA Adds 12,400 Jobs in July
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 12,400 jobs in July and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for July was 4.6 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The July unemployment rate decreased slightly from the June 2018 unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, matching a historical low.

“The state continues to feel the positive impact its economy is having on employment,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “Benchmark revisions to the data showed that job growth has accelerated with the beginning of the calendar year.”

The Employment Security Department released the preliminary job estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its Monthly Employment Report.

The department also announced that June’s previously reported unemployment rate of 4.7 was confirmed. Job gains in June were revised significantly upward from 4,100 to 7,100 jobs.

The national unemployment rate was at 3.9 percent in July. In July 2017 , the national unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.

Employment Security paid unemployment insurance benefits to 47,711 people in July.

The state’s labor force in July was 3,763,300 – an increase of 3,100 people from the previous month. In the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region, the labor force increased by 300 over the same period.

From July 2017 through July 2018, the state’s labor force grew by 30,300 and the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region increased by 31,700 .

The labor force is the total number of people, both employed and unemployed, over the age of 16.

Private sector employment increased by 11,900 while the public sector added 500 jobs in July. This month’s report shows the greatest private job growth occurred in professional & business services up 4,200, retail trade up 3,100, manufacturing up 1,700, wholesale trade up 1,600 and information up 1,500. Other sectors adding jobs were education & health services and government both up 500 and construction up 300.

The number of jobs in the mining and logging sector remained constant in July.

Financial activities experienced the biggest reduction in July losing 500 jobs while leisure & hospitality and other services both lost 200 jobs and transportation, warehousing & utilities lost 100 jobs.

Washington added an estimated 102,500 new jobs from July 2017 through July 2018, not seasonally adjusted. The private sector grew by 3.7 percent, up an estimated 103,600 jobs, while the public sector decreased by 0.2 percent with a net loss of 1,100 jobs.

From July 2017 through July 2018, twelve industry sectors added jobs while only the public sector lost jobs.

The three industry sectors with the largest employment gains year-over-year, not seasonally adjusted, were:
  • Professional & business services with 25,600 new jobs;
  • Education & health services with 17,100 new jobs; and
  • Retail trade with 13,400 new jobs.


Note: The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently updated its “alternative measures of labor underutilization,” or U-6 rate, for states to include the first quarter of 2018. The U-6 rate considers not only the unemployed population in the official U-3 unemployment rate, but also “the underemployed and those not looking but wanting a job.” The U-6 rate for Washington through the first quarter 2018 was 9.0 percent compared to the national rate of 8.3 percent. Washington’s U-6 rate is the lowest it has been since 2007.
Manufactured 'Border Crisis' Has Real Human Consequences
Former SP publisher Tom Herriman recently visited the US southern border and filed the attached report in his podcast. (See News Digest.)

Tom's Podcast

Husky Fans: Tired of Being Turned Away with your Pet from UW Events?
This costume may be the solution to your problem.

Latter Day 'Greetings'
Greetings from the President of the United States!

Your friends and neighbors have selected you to help make America great again by participating in an innovative program in international relations.

Along with other selected citizens, you will receive an all-expense paid trip from a designated US point of departure to Russia, where you will be interrogated by friendly officials of the State Security Service (AKA KGB, GRU, or whatever replacement euphemistic acronym they may choose).

Prepare now! You will be notified when to arrive at the point of departure (you will be responsible for costs of travel within the US). Bring a toothbrush and several changes of underwear.

Sincerely,
John Bolton, Program Manager and Chief Apologist


Note to trumpeteers and the very young: This message is in the style of WWII draft notices. The difference is that none who are drafted will be bolstered by millions of volunteers. Oh, and for trumpeteers only: This is satire.
WA Jobs Report Shows Continued Growth
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 4,100 jobs in June and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for June was 4.7 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The June unemployment rate was unchanged from May 2018 unemployment rate of 4.7 percent.

“Payroll growth slowed a bit in June compared with last May,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “What’s positive is that the consecutive string of jobs added per month continues and is scheduled to reach six years next month.

The Employment Security Department released the preliminary job estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its Monthly Employment Report. The department also announced that May’s previously reported unemployment rate of 4.8 percent was slightly lower at 4.7 percent. Job gains in May were revised upward from 8,500 to 8,700 jobs.

The national unemployment rate was at 4.0 percent in June. In June 2017 last year, the national unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.

Employment Security paid unemployment insurance benefits to 45,868 people in June.

The state’s labor force in June was 3,760,500 – an increase of 100 people from the previous month. However, in the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region, the labor force decreased by 2,600 over the same period.

From June 2017 through June 2018, the state’s labor force grew by 38,800 and the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett region increased by 36,300.

The labor force is the total number of people, both employed and unemployed, over the age of 16.

Nine sectors expanded and four contracted. Private sector employment increased by 4,800 while the public sector lost 700 jobs in June.

This month’s report shows the greatest private job growth occurred in professional & business services up 3,800, information up 1,000, and transportation, warehousing & utilities up 900. Other sectors adding jobs were education & health services up 600, wholesale trade and manufacturing both up 300, retail trade and leisure & hospitality both up 200, and other services up 100.

Construction experienced the biggest reduction in June losing 2,200 jobs while government lost 700 jobs, financial activities lost 300 jobs and mining & logging lost 100 jobs. Year-over-year growth is strong. Washington added an estimated 83,500 new jobs from June 2017 through June 2018, not seasonally adjusted. The private sector grew by 2.9 percent, up an estimated 80,500 jobs, and the public sector increased by 0.5 percent, adding 3,000 jobs.

From June 2017 through June 2018, all thirteen industry sectors added jobs. The three industry sectors with the largest employment gains year-over-year, not seasonally adjusted, were Professional & business services with 17,500 new jobs;
Retail trade with 17,400 new jobs; and Education & health services with 13,800 new jobs.
Summer in DC
Fun in the Sun!