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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth

There were 2,090,800 jobs in Seattle, Washington in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,045,762 employed persons for the month. Seattle added 7,700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,770 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Seattle job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,090,800 +7,700 +72,900
CPS 2,045,762 +5,770 +45,594

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

Seattle, Washington Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Seattle 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 Seattle, Washington

CES employment for Seattle in October 2018 is at a new high of 2,090,800.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Seattle is at a new high of 2,045,762.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Seattle, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 2,090,800 7,700 2,045,762 5,770
September 2018 2,083,100 7,000 2,039,992 3,028
August 2018 2,076,100 7,700 2,036,964 6,666
July 2018 2,068,400 7,300 2,030,298 14,324
June 2018 2,061,100 2,600 2,015,974 468
May 2018 2,058,500 6,800 2,015,506 -4,589
April 2018 2,051,699 3,999 2,020,095 -9,091
March 2018 2,047,700 5,700 2,029,186 306
February 2018 2,042,000 5,500 2,028,880 11,136
January 2018 2,036,500 4,800 2,017,744 8,896
December 2017 2,031,700 6,700 2,008,848 4,350
November 2017 2,025,000 7,100 2,004,498 4,330