Bellingham, Washington Job Growth
There were 89,100 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 102,389 employed persons for the month. Bellingham added 600 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 51 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 96,800. Since then 7,700 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 81,800 in April 2020, Bellingham has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 115,995 for Bellingham in October 2020. 13,606 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 102,338, Bellingham has added 51 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bellingham, Washington Employment History