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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Job Growth

There were 49,700 jobs in Mount Vernon, Washington in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,021 employed persons for the month. Mount Vernon added 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 583 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mount Vernon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,700 +100 +4,700
CPS 57,021 +583 +3,306

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

Mount Vernon, Washington Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, Washington

CES employment for Mount Vernon peaked in March 2019 at 52,900. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,000 in May 2020, Mount Vernon has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,419 for Mount Vernon in February 2020. 3,398 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 53,181, Mount Vernon has added 3,840 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Mount Vernon, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 49,700 100 57,021 583
April 2021 49,600 100 56,438 393
March 2021 49,500 500 56,045 255
February 2021 49,000 400 55,790 84
January 2021 48,600 100 55,706 176
December 2020 48,500 100 55,530 -25
November 2020 48,400 300 55,555 -3,377
October 2020 48,100 -200 58,932 3,545
September 2020 48,300 100 55,387 300
August 2020 48,200 700 55,087 398
July 2020 47,500 800 54,689 475
June 2020 46,700 1,700 54,214 499