Department of Numbers

Bellingham, Washington Job Growth

There were 94,900 jobs in Bellingham, Washington in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 111,916 employed persons for the month. Bellingham added 700 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 482 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bellingham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 94,900 +700 +5,800
CPS 111,916 +482 +6,809

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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Bellingham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 81,400 in April 2020, Bellingham has gained 13,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,154 for Bellingham in December 2019. 238 jobs have been lost in Bellingham since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 103,527, Bellingham has added 8,389 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Bellingham, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 94,900 700 111,916 482
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
September 2021 91,400 200 108,817 648
August 2021 91,200 600 108,169 755
July 2021 90,600 500 107,414 806
June 2021 90,100 500 106,608 757
May 2021 89,600 500 105,851 744