Department of Numbers

Wenatchee, Washington Job Growth

There were 43,600 jobs in Wenatchee, Washington in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,136 employed persons for the month. Wenatchee lost 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 570 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wenatchee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,600 -300 +300
CPS 61,136 +570 +929

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

Wenatchee, Washington Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Wenatchee peaked in September 2016 at 44,200. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Wenatchee according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 61,822 for Wenatchee in May 2016. 686 jobs have been lost in Wenatchee since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 59,961, Wenatchee has added 1,175 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Wenatchee, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 43,600 -300 61,136 570
November 2016 43,900 0 60,566 599
October 2016 43,900 -300 59,967 -246
September 2016 44,200 300 60,213 252
August 2016 43,900 1,100 59,961 -166
July 2016 42,800 -500 60,127 -882
June 2016 43,300 -800 61,009 -813
May 2016 44,100 400 61,822 693
April 2016 43,700 400 61,129 351
March 2016 43,300 400 60,778 51
February 2016 42,900 -400 60,727 -303
January 2016 43,300 0 61,030 823