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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Job Growth

There were 49,000 jobs in Mount Vernon, Washington in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,302 employed persons for the month. Mount Vernon added 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 77 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mount Vernon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,000 +400 -3,500
CPS 56,302 -77 -4,263

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 3,900 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 4,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,633 for Mount Vernon in October 2020. 4,331 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Mount Vernon, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 49,000 400 56,302 -77
January 2021 48,600 100 56,379 -64
December 2020 48,500 100 56,443 69
November 2020 48,400 300 56,374 -4,259
October 2020 48,100 -200 60,633 3,983
September 2020 48,300 100 56,650 261
August 2020 48,200 700 56,389 405
July 2020 47,500 800 55,984 299
June 2020 46,700 1,700 55,685 2,618
May 2020 45,000 -100 53,067 213
April 2020 45,100 -7,200 52,854 -6,390
March 2020 52,300 -200 59,244 -1,321