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Longview, Washington Job Growth

There were 40,200 jobs in Longview, Washington in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,626 employed persons for the month. Longview lost 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 321 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Longview job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 40,200 -100 +2,800
CPS 44,626 +321 +2,047

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Longview, Washington Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Longview 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 Longview, Washington

CES employment for Longview peaked in March 2019 at 41,100. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Longview according to the employer survey. From a trough of 37,400 in April 2020, Longview has gained 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,609 for Longview in October 2020. 1,983 jobs have been lost in Longview since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 43,047, Longview has added 1,579 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Longview, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 40,200 -100 44,626 321
April 2021 40,300 -100 44,305 204
March 2021 40,400 400 44,101 1,046
February 2021 40,000 600 43,055 8
January 2021 39,400 -400 43,047 -77
December 2020 39,800 400 43,124 -101
November 2020 39,400 -200 43,225 -3,384
October 2020 39,600 -300 46,609 3,015
September 2020 39,900 -200 43,594 -248
August 2020 40,100 900 43,842 988
July 2020 39,200 200 42,854 140
June 2020 39,000 1,600 42,714 135