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Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 96,500 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 107,958 employed persons for the month. Bellingham added 1,000 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,151 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 96,500 +1,000 +3,400
CPS 107,958 +1,151 +2,218

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 96,500.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Bellingham is at a new high of 107,958.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 96,500 1,000 107,958 1,151
September 2018 95,500 300 106,807 763
August 2018 95,200 -400 106,044 -75
July 2018 95,600 100 106,119 188
June 2018 95,500 800 105,931 260
May 2018 94,700 200 105,671 532
April 2018 94,500 100 105,139 105
March 2018 94,400 0 105,034 260
February 2018 94,400 300 104,774 -105
January 2018 94,100 300 104,879 -1,093
December 2017 93,800 500 105,972 83
November 2017 93,300 200 105,889 149