BELLINGHAM, Wash. – New numbers out from money website Self Financial show that the Bellingham job market has been exceptionally busy this year.
The report shows that Bellingham had the 12th largest percentage increase in employment among smaller US cities, with a 6.2% gain in new jobs.
In comparison, the average employment growth in the country stood at about 4.1%.
Bellingham also had a lower unemployment rate than the national average, sitting at 4.3% as of October of this year.
Other Washington metro areas were also highlighted in the medium and large cities list.
The Spokane area was 2nd overall for midsize cities, while the Seattle metro area came in at #5 on the large cities list.