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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Job Growth

There were 49,700 jobs in Mount Vernon, Washington in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,052 employed persons for the month. Mount Vernon lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 81 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mount Vernon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,700 0 +1,300
CPS 55,052 +81 +1,422

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

Mount Vernon, Washington Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, Washington

CES employment for Mount Vernon peaked in July 2016 at 50,400. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 49,700 in October 2016, Mount Vernon has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,845 for Mount Vernon in February 2008. 793 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 50,900, Mount Vernon has added 4,152 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Mount Vernon, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 49,700 0 55,052 81
November 2016 49,700 0 54,971 210
October 2016 49,700 -200 54,761 413
September 2016 49,900 -400 54,348 121
August 2016 50,300 -100 54,227 -290
July 2016 50,400 500 54,517 265
June 2016 49,900 300 54,252 47
May 2016 49,600 -200 54,205 -38
April 2016 49,800 1,000 54,243 274
March 2016 48,800 0 53,969 -66
February 2016 48,800 200 54,035 185
January 2016 48,600 200 53,850 220