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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth

There were 1,962,600 jobs in Seattle, Washington in July 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,914,888 employed persons for the month. Seattle added 6,400 jobs in July 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,100 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Seattle job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,962,600 +6,400 +66,100
CPS 1,914,888 +7,100 +38,430

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 July 2016 is at a new high of 1,962,600.

CPS employment in July 2016 for Seattle is at a new high of 1,914,888.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2016

Seattle, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2016 1,962,600 6,400 1,914,888 7,100
June 2016 1,956,200 3,900 1,907,788 4,036
May 2016 1,952,300 13,000 1,903,752 -1,616
April 2016 1,939,300 3,300 1,905,368 -6,959
March 2016 1,936,000 3,200 1,912,327 6,087
February 2016 1,932,800 10,300 1,906,240 15,068
January 2016 1,922,500 5,200 1,891,172 8,719
December 2015 1,917,300 4,800 1,882,453 1,326
November 2015 1,912,500 6,300 1,881,127 1,300
October 2015 1,906,200 2,400 1,879,827 869
September 2015 1,903,800 1,000 1,878,958 637
August 2015 1,902,800 6,300 1,878,321 1,863