Bellingham, Washington Job Growth
There were 91,000 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 104,779 employed persons for the month. Bellingham added 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 994 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham 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.
Bellingham, Washington Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bellingham 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 Bellingham, Washington
CES employment for Bellingham peaked in February 2020 at 96,800. Since then 5,800 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 81,800 in April 2020, Bellingham has gained 9,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,286 for Bellingham in February 2020. 7,507 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 97,754, Bellingham has added 7,025 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bellingham, Washington Employment History