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Industry information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.
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Top Industries in Washington

Industry Employees
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 223,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 184,074
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 116,585
Individual and Family Services 89,439
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support 84,644
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 83,876
Software Publishers 65,212
Grocery Stores 59,177
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 56,771
Offices of Physicians 54,739
Employment Services 54,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 52,936
Building Equipment Contractors 51,813
General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 49,956
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 48,813
Fruit and Tree Nut Farming 44,844
Management of Companies and Enterprises 44,593
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 41,444
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 36,579
Traveler Accommodation 33,530