Department of Numbers

Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 93,100 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,573 employed persons for the month. Bellingham added 700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 9,422 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 93,100 +700 -2,600
CPS 106,573 -9,422 -3,923

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 96,400. Since then 3,300 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 82,600 in April 2020, Bellingham has gained 10,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 115,995 for Bellingham in October 2020. 9,422 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 93,100 700 106,573 -9,422
October 2020 92,400 0 115,995 7,475
September 2020 92,400 -1,700 108,520 189
August 2020 94,100 2,200 108,331 2,422
July 2020 91,900 2,500 105,909 361
June 2020 89,400 3,700 105,548 5,281
May 2020 85,700 3,100 100,267 2,858
April 2020 82,600 -13,400 97,409 -10,952
March 2020 96,000 -400 108,361 -2,924
February 2020 96,400 100 111,285 557
January 2020 96,300 300 110,728 89
December 2019 96,000 300 110,639 143