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Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 92,700 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 103,735 employed persons for the month. Bellingham added 300 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 44 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 92,700 +300 +2,200
CPS 103,735 +44 +2,821

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bellingham, Washington Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bellingham as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Bellingham, Washington

CES employment for Bellingham in May 2017 is at a new high of 92,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,748 for Bellingham in August 2008. 13 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 93,156, Bellingham has added 10,579 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 92,700 300 103,735 44
April 2017 92,400 -100 103,691 893
March 2017 92,500 500 102,798 219
February 2017 92,000 0 102,579 510
January 2017 92,000 -600 102,069 -374
December 2016 92,600 500 102,443 166
November 2016 92,100 -100 102,277 139
October 2016 92,200 700 102,138 77
September 2016 91,500 100 102,061 -51
August 2016 91,400 400 102,112 195
July 2016 91,000 500 101,917 594
June 2016 90,500 0 101,323 409