Department of Numbers

Kennewick-Richland, Washington Job Growth

There were 123,300 jobs in Kennewick, Washington in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 145,005 employed persons for the month. Kennewick added 300 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 11 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kennewick job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,300 +300 +5,200
CPS 145,005 -11 +3,480

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 September 2022 is at a new high of 123,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 145,455 for Kennewick in May 2022. 450 jobs have been lost in Kennewick since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Kennewick, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 123,300 300 145,005 -11
August 2022 123,000 600 145,016 -106
July 2022 122,400 400 145,122 -182
June 2022 122,000 0 145,304 -151
May 2022 122,000 400 145,455 25
April 2022 121,600 600 145,430 501
March 2022 121,000 400 144,929 1,114
February 2022 120,600 1,100 143,815 1,044
January 2022 119,500 0 142,771 644
December 2021 119,500 600 142,127 -44
November 2021 118,900 300 142,171 106
October 2021 118,600 500 142,065 540