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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Job Growth

There were 50,700 jobs in Mount Vernon, Washington in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,619 employed persons for the month. Mount Vernon added 500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 127 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mount Vernon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,700 +500 +1,400
CPS 57,619 -127 +2,874

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 2017 at 51,000. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,200 in October 2017, Mount Vernon has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 57,746 for Mount Vernon in October 2017. 127 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Mount Vernon, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 50,700 500 57,619 -127
October 2017 50,200 -700 57,746 235
September 2017 50,900 -100 57,511 425
August 2017 51,000 0 57,086 -96
July 2017 51,000 600 57,182 932
June 2017 50,400 200 56,250 443
May 2017 50,200 100 55,807 42
April 2017 50,100 200 55,765 663
March 2017 49,900 0 55,102 136
February 2017 49,900 100 54,966 96
January 2017 49,800 500 54,870 21
December 2016 49,300 0 54,849 104