Department of Numbers

Kennewick-Richland, Washington Job Growth

There were 119,800 jobs in Kennewick, Washington in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 140,822 employed persons for the month. Kennewick added 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,209 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kennewick job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,800 +600 -600
CPS 140,822 -8,209 -245

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

Kennewick, Washington Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Kennewick peaked in February 2020 at 121,100. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Kennewick according to the employer survey. From a trough of 106,000 in April 2020, Kennewick has gained 13,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 149,031 for Kennewick in October 2020. 8,209 jobs have been lost in Kennewick since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Kennewick, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 119,800 600 140,822 -8,209
October 2020 119,200 900 149,031 4,972
September 2020 118,300 1,000 144,059 5,821
August 2020 117,300 1,700 138,238 4,760
July 2020 115,600 3,300 133,478 7,501
June 2020 112,300 3,200 125,977 -2,941
May 2020 109,100 3,100 128,918 830
April 2020 106,000 -15,000 128,088 -11,609
March 2020 121,000 -100 139,697 -2,621
February 2020 121,100 200 142,318 956
January 2020 120,900 300 141,362 -259
December 2019 120,600 200 141,621 554