Department of Numbers

Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 97,300 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 109,607 employed persons for the month. Bellingham lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 881 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 97,300 -100 +2,800
CPS 109,607 +881 +4,833

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 January 2019 at 97,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Bellingham is at a new high of 109,607.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 97,300 -100 109,607 881
January 2019 97,400 800 108,726 196
December 2018 96,600 200 108,530 326
November 2018 96,400 400 108,204 582
October 2018 96,000 -100 107,622 815
September 2018 96,100 400 106,807 763
August 2018 95,700 500 106,044 -75
July 2018 95,200 -300 106,119 188
June 2018 95,500 300 105,931 260
May 2018 95,200 300 105,671 532
April 2018 94,900 0 105,139 105
March 2018 94,900 400 105,034 260