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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
CES 1,862,600 +2,600 +57,300
CPS 1,843,497 -1,351 +41,820

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

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2014

Seattle, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2014 1,862,600 2,600 1,843,497 -1,351
November 2014 1,860,000 1,800 1,844,848 2,074
October 2014 1,858,200 11,900 1,842,774 4,071
September 2014 1,846,300 3,500 1,838,703 -3,159
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