Department of Numbers

Yakima, Washington Job Growth

There were 86,300 jobs in Yakima, Washington in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 121,099 employed persons for the month. Yakima added 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 592 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yakima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 86,300 +600 +2,100
CPS 121,099 +592 +3,274

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 August 2017 at 86,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Yakima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,500 in September 2017, Yakima has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,100 for Yakima in July 2017. 1 jobs have been lost in Yakima since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 120,507, Yakima has added 592 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Yakima, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 86,300 600 121,099 592
October 2017 85,700 200 120,507 -242
September 2017 85,500 -900 120,749 -168
August 2017 86,400 100 120,917 -183
July 2017 86,300 200 121,100 1,370
June 2017 86,100 0 119,730 1,542
May 2017 86,100 500 118,188 -288
April 2017 85,600 -100 118,476 -265
March 2017 85,700 300 118,741 568
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