Department of Numbers

Kennewick-Richland, Washington Job Growth

There were 117,600 jobs in Kennewick, Washington in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,119 employed persons for the month. Kennewick lost 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 897 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kennewick job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 117,600 -300 +2,800
CPS 137,119 +897 +5,729

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 January 2019 at 117,900. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Kennewick according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Kennewick is at a new high of 137,119.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Kennewick, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 117,600 -300 137,119 897
January 2019 117,900 600 136,222 598
December 2018 117,300 300 135,624 1,301
November 2018 117,000 300 134,323 1,381
October 2018 116,700 700 132,942 1,156
September 2018 116,000 0 131,786 610
August 2018 116,000 100 131,176 48
July 2018 115,900 400 131,128 312
June 2018 115,500 -100 130,816 -33
May 2018 115,600 100 130,849 84
April 2018 115,500 200 130,765 -710
March 2018 115,300 500 131,475 85