Department of Numbers

Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 94,500 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,267 employed persons for the month. Bellingham added 400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 37 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 94,500 +400 +2,900
CPS 105,267 -37 +2,688

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 94,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 107,785 for Bellingham in November 2017. 2,518 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 94,500 400 105,267 -37
January 2018 94,100 300 105,304 -1,287
December 2017 93,800 500 106,591 -1,194
November 2017 93,300 200 107,785 277
October 2017 93,100 500 107,508 547
September 2017 92,600 0 106,961 1,509
August 2017 92,600 400 105,452 -1,036
July 2017 92,200 -100 106,488 1,458
June 2017 92,300 -100 105,030 1,222
May 2017 92,400 200 103,808 117
April 2017 92,200 400 103,691 893
March 2017 91,800 200 102,798 219