NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth
There were 1,862,600 jobs in Seattle, Washington in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,843,497 employed persons for the month. Seattle added 2,600 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,351 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Seattle job growth to job growth in other cities.
|Employment Survey||December 2014||Month/Month||Year/Year|
Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Seattle, Washington Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Seattle 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 Seattle, Washington
CES employment for Seattle in December 2014 is at a new high of 1,862,600.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,844,848 for Seattle in November 2014. 1,351 jobs have been lost in Seattle since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Seattle, Washington Employment History