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Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Job Growth

There were 51,200 jobs in Mount Vernon, Washington in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,445 employed persons for the month. Mount Vernon added 500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,508 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mount Vernon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,200 +500 +2,800
CPS 60,445 +1,508 +4,890

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 1,700 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 6,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2021 for Mount Vernon is at a new high of 60,445.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Mount Vernon, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 51,200 500 60,445 1,508
October 2021 50,700 100 58,937 156
September 2021 50,600 200 58,781 287
August 2021 50,400 300 58,494 404
July 2021 50,100 400 58,090 524
June 2021 49,700 200 57,566 551
May 2021 49,500 -100 57,015 577
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