Department of Numbers

Yakima, Washington Job Growth

There were 87,500 jobs in Yakima, Washington in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 124,688 employed persons for the month. Yakima lost 0 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 909 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yakima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 87,500 0 +400
CPS 124,688 -909 +4,044

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Yakima, Washington Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Yakima 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 Yakima, Washington

CES employment for Yakima in January 2019 is at a new high of 87,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 126,850 for Yakima in December 2018. 2,162 jobs have been lost in Yakima since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Yakima, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 87,500 0 124,688 -909
January 2019 87,500 400 125,597 -1,253
December 2018 87,100 300 126,850 748
November 2018 86,800 -400 126,102 2,488
October 2018 87,200 100 123,614 2,088
September 2018 87,100 -100 121,526 689
August 2018 87,200 200 120,837 -250
July 2018 87,000 0 121,087 914
June 2018 87,000 300 120,173 -736
May 2018 86,700 -100 120,909 142
April 2018 86,800 0 120,767 -272
March 2018 86,800 -300 121,039 395