Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth
There were 1,739,000 jobs in Seattle, Washington in March 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,777,904 employed persons for the month. Seattle lost 2,900 jobs in March 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,396 (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 34,500 jobs have been lost in Seattle according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,634,500 in February 2010, Seattle has gained 104,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in March 2013 for Seattle is at a new high of 1,777,904.
Employment: CES, CPS
Seattle, Washington Employment History