Department of Numbers

Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 93,900 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 111,805 employed persons for the month. Bellingham lost 1,400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 307 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 93,900 -1,400 +2,500
CPS 111,805 -307 +2,988

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 97,000. Since then 3,100 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 81,400 in April 2020, Bellingham has gained 12,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,195 for Bellingham in June 2022. 390 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 93,900 -1,400 111,805 -307
August 2022 95,300 0 112,112 -49
July 2022 95,300 700 112,161 -34
June 2022 94,600 -100 112,195 23
May 2022 94,700 -100 112,172 240
April 2022 94,800 600 111,932 498
March 2022 94,200 200 111,434 767
February 2022 94,000 200 110,667 764
January 2022 93,800 700 109,903 643
December 2021 93,100 400 109,260 -72
November 2021 92,700 600 109,332 46
October 2021 92,100 700 109,286 469