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Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 94,100 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 107,671 employed persons for the month. Bellingham added 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 163 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 94,100 +100 +2,000
CPS 107,671 +163 +5,394

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 November 2017 is at a new high of 94,100.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Bellingham is at a new high of 107,671.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 94,100 100 107,671 163
October 2017 94,000 0 107,508 547
September 2017 94,000 100 106,961 1,509
August 2017 93,900 400 105,452 -1,036
July 2017 93,500 700 106,488 1,458
June 2017 92,800 -100 105,030 1,222
May 2017 92,900 500 103,808 117
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