Department of Numbers

Yakima, Washington Job Growth

There were 88,300 jobs in Yakima, Washington in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 123,330 employed persons for the month. Yakima added 200 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 250 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yakima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 88,300 +200 +1,500
CPS 123,330 +250 +1,811

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 June 2019 at 88,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Yakima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 88,100 in October 2019, Yakima has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2019 for Yakima is at a new high of 123,330.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Yakima, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 88,300 200 123,330 250
October 2019 88,100 -200 123,080 140
September 2019 88,300 100 122,940 156
August 2019 88,200 0 122,784 -79
July 2019 88,200 -200 122,863 -118
June 2019 88,400 400 122,981 -21
May 2019 88,000 300 123,002 125
April 2019 87,700 100 122,877 86
March 2019 87,600 200 122,791 230
February 2019 87,400 -100 122,561 517
January 2019 87,500 400 122,044 507
December 2018 87,100 300 121,537 18