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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Job Growth

There were 51,300 jobs in Mount Vernon, Washington in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,773 employed persons for the month. Mount Vernon added 300 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 48 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mount Vernon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,300 +300 +1,700
CPS 59,773 -48 +792

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 53,000. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,800 in May 2020, Mount Vernon has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,978 for Mount Vernon in December 2019. 1,205 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,965, Mount Vernon has added 3,808 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Mount Vernon, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 51,300 300 59,773 -48
August 2022 51,000 300 59,821 -107
July 2022 50,700 100 59,928 -173
June 2022 50,600 100 60,101 -141
May 2022 50,500 -300 60,242 -61
April 2022 50,800 -100 60,303 65
March 2022 50,900 -200 60,238 292
February 2022 51,100 400 59,946 350
January 2022 50,700 100 59,596 255
December 2021 50,600 200 59,341 -41
November 2021 50,400 200 59,382 57
October 2021 50,200 600 59,325 344