Department of Numbers

Kennewick-Richland, Washington Job Growth

There were 107,000 jobs in Kennewick, Washington in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 129,901 employed persons for the month. Kennewick lost 14,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 9,796 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kennewick job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 107,000 -14,000 -11,100
CPS 129,901 -9,796 -6,378

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 14,100 jobs have been lost in Kennewick according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 142,318 for Kennewick in February 2020. 12,417 jobs have been lost in Kennewick since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Kennewick, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 107,000 -14,000 129,901 -9,796
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
November 2019 120,400 700 141,067 601
October 2019 119,700 200 140,466 664
September 2019 119,500 700 139,802 672
August 2019 118,800 -100 139,130 706
July 2019 118,900 500 138,424 756
June 2019 118,400 -100 137,668 738
May 2019 118,500 400 136,930 651