Department of Numbers

Yakima, Washington Job Growth

There were 89,200 jobs in Yakima, Washington in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,954 employed persons for the month. Yakima added 700 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 607 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yakima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 89,200 +700 +4,200
CPS 118,954 +607 +781

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 89,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,100 for Yakima in July 2017. 2,146 jobs have been lost in Yakima since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 118,347, Yakima has added 607 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Yakima, Washington Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 89,200 700 118,954 607
January 2018 88,500 400 118,347 -714
December 2017 88,100 500 119,061 -868
November 2017 87,600 -500 119,929 -578
October 2017 88,100 1,700 120,507 -242
September 2017 86,400 500 120,749 -168
August 2017 85,900 -1,300 120,917 -183
July 2017 87,200 900 121,100 1,370
June 2017 86,300 -100 119,730 1,542
May 2017 86,400 800 118,188 -288
April 2017 85,600 300 118,476 -265
March 2017 85,300 300 118,741 568