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Kennewick-Richland, Washington Job Growth

There were 118,300 jobs in Kennewick, Washington in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 140,339 employed persons for the month. Kennewick lost 100 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 410 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kennewick job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,300 -100 +6,300
CPS 140,339 +410 +10,235

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 1,800 jobs have been lost in Kennewick according to the employer survey. From a trough of 106,900 in April 2020, Kennewick has gained 11,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 140,593 for Kennewick in March 2020. 254 jobs have been lost in Kennewick since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 126,750, Kennewick has added 13,589 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Kennewick, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 118,300 -100 140,339 410
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
November 2020 114,300 300 132,340 -6,183
October 2020 114,000 1,500 138,523 7,256
September 2020 112,500 500 131,267 1,163