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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth

There were 1,845,400 jobs in Seattle, Washington in September 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,838,968 employed persons for the month. Seattle added 2,600 jobs in September 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,894 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Seattle job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,845,400 +2,600 +48,200
CPS 1,838,968 -2,894 +38,543

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 September 2014 is at a new high of 1,845,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,841,862 for Seattle in August 2014. 2,894 jobs have been lost in Seattle since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2014

Seattle, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2014 1,845,400 2,600 1,838,968 -2,894
August 2014 1,842,800 7,900 1,841,862 3,724
July 2014 1,834,900 4,200 1,838,138 5,586
June 2014 1,830,700 6,200 1,832,552 4,477
May 2014 1,824,500 1,200 1,828,075 1,523
April 2014 1,823,300 9,200 1,826,552 6,247
March 2014 1,814,100 7,700 1,820,305 6,224
February 2014 1,806,400 2,900 1,814,081 6,942
January 2014 1,803,500 -1,800 1,807,139 5,462
December 2013 1,805,300 8,100 1,801,677 672
November 2013 1,797,200 1,300 1,801,005 449
October 2013 1,795,900 -1,300 1,800,556 131
September 2013 1,797,200 2,700 1,800,425 -108