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Yakima, Washington Job Growth

There were 87,900 jobs in Yakima, Washington in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 124,906 employed persons for the month. Yakima added 500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 728 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yakima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 87,900 +500 +4,100
CPS 124,906 +728 +7,933

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 100 jobs have been lost in Yakima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,500 in May 2020, Yakima has gained 9,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2021 for Yakima is at a new high of 124,906.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Yakima, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 87,900 500 124,906 728
October 2021 87,400 300 124,178 427
September 2021 87,100 700 123,751 375
August 2021 86,400 500 123,376 494
July 2021 85,900 300 122,882 556
June 2021 85,600 400 122,326 430
May 2021 85,200 0 121,896 497
April 2021 85,200 100 121,399 604
March 2021 85,100 900 120,795 794
February 2021 84,200 100 120,001 1,427
January 2021 84,100 -200 118,574 1,589
December 2020 84,300 500 116,985 12