Labor Force

 

Tri-Cities MSA Labor Force

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland MSA

Washington State

Labor Force

132,055

3,622,597

Employment

122,283

3,405,433

Unemployment

9,772

217,164

Unemployment Rate

7.4%

6.0%

Source: March 2016 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

Non-Agricultural Employment

Employees

Total Non-Farm

109,100

Total Private

89,200

Goods Producing

13,800

Construction

6,600

Manufacturing

7,200

Services Providing

95,300

Private Services

75,400

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

19,400

Financial Activities

4,100

Professional & Business Services

21,700

Education & Health Services

15,100

Leisure & Hospitality

10,600

Government

19,900

Source: March 2016 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

Historical Unemployment

2014

2015

2016

January

9.9%

9.0%

8.4%

February

9.9%

8.6%

 8.1%

March

8.8%

7.4%

 7.4%

April

7.3%

6.5%

May

7.6%

6.8%

June

6.3%

5.8%

July

6.7%

6.2%

August

6.8%

6.0%

September

6.3%

5.5%

October

6.6%

5.8%

November

7.6%

6.7%

December

8.6%

7.8%

Source: March 2016 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

Educational Attainment

Benton County

Franklin County

High School Graduate

23.56%

25.22%

Some College, No Degree

24.83%

21.07%

Associates Degree

10.53%

9.53%

Bachelor’s Degree

18.61%

10.41%

Graduate Degree

11.34%

5.29%

Source: www.trytricitiessites.org, Applied Geographic Solutions, 2015

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