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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth

There were 1,994,600 jobs in Seattle, Washington in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,984,618 employed persons for the month. Seattle added 8,800 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,171 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Seattle job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,994,600 +8,800 +61,500
CPS 1,984,618 +2,171 +67,805

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 March 2017 is at a new high of 1,994,600.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Seattle is at a new high of 1,984,618.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Seattle, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,994,600 8,800 1,984,618 2,171
February 2017 1,985,800 3,600 1,982,447 7,922
January 2017 1,982,200 2,900 1,974,525 13,044
December 2016 1,979,300 4,400 1,961,481 2,386
November 2016 1,974,900 3,800 1,959,095 3,126
October 2016 1,971,100 4,200 1,955,969 4,523
September 2016 1,966,900 4,100 1,951,446 5,621
August 2016 1,962,800 6,800 1,945,825 6,931
July 2016 1,956,000 5,200 1,938,894 7,391
June 2016 1,950,800 3,900 1,931,503 6,505
May 2016 1,946,900 5,200 1,924,998 4,601
April 2016 1,941,700 8,600 1,920,397 3,584