Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth
There were 1,759,700 jobs in Seattle, Washington in August 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,813,173 employed persons for the month. Seattle lost 2,800 jobs in August 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,824 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Seattle job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in February 2008 at 1,773,500. Since then 13,800 jobs have been lost in Seattle according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,634,500 in February 2010, Seattle has gained 125,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,817,997 for Seattle in July 2013. 4,824 jobs have been lost in Seattle since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Seattle, Washington Employment History