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Kennewick-Richland, Washington Job Growth

There were 119,700 jobs in Kennewick, Washington in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,735 employed persons for the month. Kennewick added 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kennewick job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,700 +200 +3,800
CPS 136,735 +24 +4,048

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 in July 2019 is at a new high of 119,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 136,803 for Kennewick in May 2019. 68 jobs have been lost in Kennewick since then according to the household survey. From a June 2019 low of 136,711, Kennewick has added 24 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Kennewick, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 119,700 200 136,735 24
June 2019 119,500 -100 136,711 -92
May 2019 119,600 400 136,803 245
April 2019 119,200 1,200 136,558 330
March 2019 118,000 300 136,228 464
February 2019 117,700 -200 135,764 850
January 2019 117,900 600 134,914 795
December 2018 117,300 300 134,119 -2
November 2018 117,000 300 134,121 172
October 2018 116,700 700 133,949 483
September 2018 116,000 0 133,466 472
August 2018 116,000 100 132,994 307