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Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 92,100 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 102,074 employed persons for the month. Bellingham added 100 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 900 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 92,100 +100 +1,900
CPS 102,074 +900 +2,824

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 peaked in December 2016 at 92,600. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 92,000 in January 2017, Bellingham has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,748 for Bellingham in August 2008. 1,674 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 93,156, Bellingham has added 8,918 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 92,100 100 102,074 900
January 2017 92,000 -600 101,174 1,481
December 2016 92,600 500 99,693 -102
November 2016 92,100 -100 99,795 211
October 2016 92,200 700 99,584 786
September 2016 91,500 100 98,798 944
August 2016 91,400 400 97,854 -1,438
July 2016 91,000 500 99,292 171
June 2016 90,500 0 99,121 -197
May 2016 90,500 200 99,318 -281
April 2016 90,300 100 99,599 118
March 2016 90,200 0 99,481 231