Bellingham, Washington Job Growth
There were 96,700 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 111,156 employed persons for the month. Bellingham lost 300 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 164 (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 97,100. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 81,400 in April 2020, Bellingham has gained 15,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,195 for Bellingham in June 2022. 1,039 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bellingham, Washington Employment History