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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth

There were 1,806,300 jobs in Seattle, Washington in February 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,817,999 employed persons for the month. Seattle added 2,800 jobs in February 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,194 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Seattle job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,806,300 +2,800 +37,000
CPS 1,817,999 +9,194 +47,491

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 February 2014 is at a new high of 1,806,300.

CPS employment in February 2014 for Seattle is at a new high of 1,817,999.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2014

Seattle, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2014 1,806,300 2,800 1,817,999 9,194
January 2014 1,801,600 -3,700 1,808,718 10,196
December 2013 1,805,300 8,100 1,798,522 4,421
November 2013 1,797,200 1,300 1,794,101 -367
October 2013 1,795,900 -1,300 1,794,468 -11,009
September 2013 1,797,200 2,700 1,805,477 -7,228
August 2013 1,794,500 5,400 1,812,705 -5,292
July 2013 1,789,100 5,600 1,817,997 3,549
June 2013 1,783,500 3,400 1,814,448 11,527
May 2013 1,780,100 3,900 1,802,921 13,367
April 2013 1,776,200 4,200 1,789,554 11,525
March 2013 1,772,000 2,700 1,778,029 7,521
February 2013 1,769,300 4,800 1,770,508 9,445