Department of Numbers

Kennewick-Richland, Washington Job Growth

There were 119,200 jobs in Kennewick, Washington in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 141,008 employed persons for the month. Kennewick lost 0 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 477 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kennewick job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,200 0 +4,900
CPS 141,008 +477 +8,668

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 December 2019 at 120,100. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Kennewick according to the employer survey. From a trough of 106,900 in April 2020, Kennewick has gained 12,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2021 for Kennewick is at a new high of 141,008.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Kennewick, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 119,200 0 141,008 477
October 2021 119,200 700 140,531 45
September 2021 118,500 300 140,486 191
August 2021 118,200 -200 140,295 366
July 2021 118,400 400 139,929 647
June 2021 118,000 600 139,282 406
May 2021 117,400 300 138,876 512
April 2021 117,100 500 138,364 575
March 2021 116,600 2,200 137,789 459
February 2021 114,400 -200 137,330 521
January 2021 114,600 100 136,809 4,353
December 2020 114,500 200 132,456 116