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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Job Growth

There were 2,041,900 jobs in Seattle, Washington in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,027,977 employed persons for the month. Seattle added 5,400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 11,746 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Seattle job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,041,900 +5,400 +60,800
CPS 2,027,977 +11,746 +45,530

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 2,041,900.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Seattle is at a new high of 2,027,977.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Seattle, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 2,041,900 5,400 2,027,977 11,746
January 2018 2,036,500 4,800 2,016,231 13,202
December 2017 2,031,700 6,700 2,003,029 3,081
November 2017 2,025,000 7,100 1,999,948 3,413
October 2017 2,017,900 13,500 1,996,535 -4,640
September 2017 2,004,400 1,800 2,001,175 10,322
August 2017 2,002,600 1,500 1,990,853 12,268
July 2017 2,001,100 2,000 1,978,585 5,196
June 2017 1,999,100 5,300 1,973,389 -3,226
May 2017 1,993,800 3,500 1,976,615 -1,470
April 2017 1,990,300 3,000 1,978,085 -5,668
March 2017 1,987,300 6,200 1,983,753 1,306