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Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 97,100 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 110,796 employed persons for the month. Bellingham lost 600 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 306 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 97,100 -600 +1,100
CPS 110,796 +306 +3,414

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 August 2019 at 97,800. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Bellingham is at a new high of 110,796.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 97,100 -600 110,796 306
September 2019 97,700 -100 110,490 313
August 2019 97,800 100 110,177 211
July 2019 97,700 300 109,966 255
June 2019 97,400 0 109,711 44
May 2019 97,400 -300 109,667 306
April 2019 97,700 300 109,361 377
March 2019 97,400 100 108,984 493
February 2019 97,300 -100 108,491 584
January 2019 97,400 800 107,907 454
December 2018 96,600 200 107,453 -19
November 2018 96,400 400 107,472 90