Department of Numbers

Kennewick-Richland, Washington Job Growth

There were 115,100 jobs in Kennewick, Washington in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 131,190 employed persons for the month. Kennewick added 100 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 285 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kennewick job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 115,100 +100 +2,400
CPS 131,190 -285 +1,863

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 April 2018 is at a new high of 115,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 132,543 for Kennewick in December 2017. 1,353 jobs have been lost in Kennewick since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Kennewick, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 115,100 100 131,190 -285
March 2018 115,000 300 131,475 85
February 2018 114,700 100 131,390 -752
January 2018 114,600 300 132,142 -401
December 2017 114,300 500 132,543 399
November 2017 113,800 500 132,144 407
October 2017 113,300 700 131,737 292
September 2017 112,600 -400 131,445 -26
August 2017 113,000 0 131,471 -12
July 2017 113,000 0 131,483 664
June 2017 113,000 800 130,819 869
May 2017 112,200 -500 129,950 623