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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Job Growth

There were 49,400 jobs in Mount Vernon, Washington in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,390 employed persons for the month. Mount Vernon added 1,500 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 406 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mount Vernon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,400 +1,500 -3,000
CPS 56,390 +406 -3,419

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 December 2019 at 52,800. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,500 in April 2020, Mount Vernon has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,565 for Mount Vernon in February 2020. 4,175 jobs have been lost in Mount Vernon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 52,854, Mount Vernon has added 3,536 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Mount Vernon, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 49,400 1,500 56,390 406
July 2020 47,900 500 55,984 299
June 2020 47,400 1,800 55,685 2,618
May 2020 45,600 1,100 53,067 213
April 2020 44,500 -8,100 52,854 -6,390
March 2020 52,600 200 59,244 -1,321
February 2020 52,400 -400 60,565 165
January 2020 52,800 0 60,400 -154
December 2019 52,800 300 60,554 174
November 2019 52,500 300 60,380 200
October 2019 52,200 0 60,180 199
September 2019 52,200 -200 59,981 172