Department of Numbers

Yakima, Washington Job Growth

There were 85,600 jobs in Yakima, Washington in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,187 employed persons for the month. Yakima added 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yakima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,600 +200 +2,800
CPS 118,187 +14 +3,753

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

Yakima, Washington Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Yakima peaked in January 2017 at 85,600. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Yakima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,400 in February 2017, Yakima has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Yakima is at a new high of 118,187.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Yakima, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 85,600 200 118,187 14
February 2017 85,400 -200 118,173 58
January 2017 85,600 1,200 118,115 -13
December 2016 84,400 200 118,128 303
November 2016 84,200 400 117,825 449
October 2016 83,800 300 117,376 522
September 2016 83,500 -400 116,854 578
August 2016 83,900 700 116,276 714
July 2016 83,200 0 115,562 414
June 2016 83,200 200 115,148 50
May 2016 83,000 0 115,098 217
April 2016 83,000 200 114,881 447