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Yakima, Washington Job Growth

There were 84,900 jobs in Yakima, Washington in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,821 employed persons for the month. Yakima added 1,800 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,553 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yakima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,900 +1,800 -2,200
CPS 117,821 +5,553 -6,057

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 peaked in December 2019 at 89,000. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Yakima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 76,500 in April 2020, Yakima has gained 8,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 126,480 for Yakima in March 2020. 8,659 jobs have been lost in Yakima since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 108,164, Yakima has added 9,657 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Yakima, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 84,900 1,800 117,821 5,553
July 2020 83,100 2,500 112,268 4,104
June 2020 80,600 1,900 108,164 -8,640
May 2020 78,700 2,200 116,804 438
April 2020 76,500 -12,100 116,366 -10,114
March 2020 88,600 -300 126,480 215
February 2020 88,900 200 126,265 769
January 2020 88,700 -300 125,496 -362
December 2019 89,000 400 125,858 447
November 2019 88,600 1,100 125,411 508
October 2019 87,500 100 124,903 528
September 2019 87,400 300 124,375 497