Bellingham, Washington Job Growth
There were 95,600 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 111,123 employed persons for the month. Bellingham lost 1,900 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 499 (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 June 2023 at 97,600. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,573 for Bellingham in March 2020. 1,450 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 99,709, Bellingham has added 11,414 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bellingham, Washington Employment History