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Yakima, Washington Job Growth

There were 84,200 jobs in Yakima, Washington in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 124,025 employed persons for the month. Yakima added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 613 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yakima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,200 +100 -3,800
CPS 124,025 +613 -2,240

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 February 2020 at 88,000. Since then 3,800 jobs have been lost in Yakima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,500 in May 2020, Yakima has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 133,351 for Yakima in December 2020. 9,326 jobs have been lost in Yakima since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 123,412, Yakima has added 613 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Yakima, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 84,200 100 124,025 613
January 2021 84,100 -200 123,412 -9,939
December 2020 84,300 500 133,351 12,182
November 2020 83,800 200 121,169 932
October 2020 83,600 1,200 120,237 967
September 2020 82,400 400 119,270 863
August 2020 82,000 1,200 118,407 6,139
July 2020 80,800 1,000 112,268 4,104
June 2020 79,800 1,300 108,164 -8,640
May 2020 78,500 -400 116,804 438
April 2020 78,900 -9,100 116,366 -10,114
March 2020 88,000 0 126,480 215