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Kennewick-Richland, Washington Job Growth

There were 114,300 jobs in Kennewick, Washington in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,014 employed persons for the month. Kennewick lost 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 455 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kennewick job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 114,300 -300 -5,700
CPS 137,014 +455 -5,304

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 5,800 jobs have been lost in Kennewick according to the employer survey. From a trough of 106,900 in April 2020, Kennewick has gained 7,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 149,031 for Kennewick in October 2020. 12,017 jobs have been lost in Kennewick since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 136,559, Kennewick has added 455 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Kennewick, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 114,300 -300 137,014 455
January 2021 114,600 100 136,559 -9,986
December 2020 114,500 200 146,545 6,114
November 2020 114,300 300 140,431 -8,600
October 2020 114,000 1,500 149,031 4,972
September 2020 112,500 500 144,059 5,821
August 2020 112,000 2,200 138,238 4,760
July 2020 109,800 700 133,478 7,501
June 2020 109,100 1,100 125,977 -2,941
May 2020 108,000 1,100 128,918 830
April 2020 106,900 -13,100 128,088 -11,609
March 2020 120,000 0 139,697 -2,621