Since 2000, the employment in the Metro region increased by 581,100, an equivalent of nearly 12 Amazons. This period includes two recessions, one very severe. Averaged over these ups and downs, the region has added 34,000 employees each year since 2000—80 percent of a full Amazon. In seven of these seventeen years, including the last three, we absorbed one full Amazon or more in a single year with job growth above 50,000. And in 2009—the year of the Great Recession—we lost one full Amazon.
How big of a deal is Amazon HQ2 for the DC Metro Region? – D.C. Policy Center