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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth

There were 1,900,300 jobs in Seattle, Washington in June 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,878,436 employed persons for the month. Seattle added 400 jobs in June 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,103 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Seattle job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,900,300 +400 +67,500
CPS 1,878,436 -4,103 +45,578

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 June 2015 is at a new high of 1,900,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,887,759 for Seattle in April 2015. 9,323 jobs have been lost in Seattle since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2015

Seattle, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2015 1,900,300 400 1,878,436 -4,103
May 2015 1,899,900 5,500 1,882,539 -5,220
April 2015 1,894,400 5,000 1,887,759 4,663
March 2015 1,889,400 8,000 1,883,096 13,976
February 2015 1,881,400 2,900 1,869,120 12,974
January 2015 1,878,500 8,900 1,856,146 4,304
December 2014 1,869,600 5,100 1,851,842 1,174
November 2014 1,864,500 3,800 1,850,668 2,435
October 2014 1,860,700 6,100 1,848,233 4,671
September 2014 1,854,600 2,100 1,843,562 3,730
August 2014 1,852,500 7,200 1,839,832 2,870
July 2014 1,845,300 12,500 1,836,962 4,104