Department of Numbers

Yakima, Washington Job Growth

There were 88,100 jobs in Yakima, Washington in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 125,370 employed persons for the month. Yakima added 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 144 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yakima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 88,100 +100 +3,300
CPS 125,370 -144 +2,060

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 July 2022 at 88,500. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Yakima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 88,000 in August 2022, Yakima has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 127,336 for Yakima in March 2020. 1,966 jobs have been lost in Yakima since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 117,922, Yakima has added 7,448 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Yakima, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 88,100 100 125,370 -144
August 2022 88,000 -500 125,514 -86
July 2022 88,500 100 125,600 -168
June 2022 88,400 500 125,768 -168
May 2022 87,900 -100 125,936 89
April 2022 88,000 0 125,847 328
March 2022 88,000 -300 125,519 736
February 2022 88,300 500 124,783 687
January 2022 87,800 700 124,096 459
December 2021 87,100 500 123,637 -52
November 2021 86,600 600 123,689 29
October 2021 86,000 1,200 123,660 350