Workforce

 

Tri-Cities MSA Labor Force

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland MSA
(November 2019)

Washington State
(November 2019)

Labor Force 147,318

3,971,745

Employment

139,354

3,813,965

Unemployment

7,964

157,780

Unemployment Rate

5.4%

4.0%

Source: November 2019 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

 

Non-Agricultural Employment

Employees

Total Non-Farm

120,600

Total Private

100,900

Goods Producing

18,200

Construction

10,500

Manufacturing

7,700

Services Providing

102,400

Private Services

82,700

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

20,500

Financial Activities

4,200

Professional & Business Services

22,800

Education & Health Services

18,500

Leisure & Hospitality

12,100

Government

19,700

Source: November 2019 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

 

Historical Unemployment

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

January

8.4%

8.5%

7.4%

7.1%

February

8.0%

7.8%

7.1%

7.5%

March

7.4%

6.6%

 6.3%

7.1%

April

6.7%

5.5%

5.4%

5.7%

May

6.2%

5.2%

4.9%

5.0%

June

6.0%

4.7%

4.7%

5.2%

July

5.9%

4.7%

4.8%

5.3%

August

6.0%

5.0%

4.7%

5.4%

September

5.6%

4.5%

4.2%

4.6%

October

5.6%

4.7%

4.5%

4.8%

November

6.1%

5.4

5.2%

5.4%

December

7.1%

6.7%

6.5%
Source: November 2019 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

 

Educational Attainment

Benton County

Franklin County

High School Graduate

24.01%

26.33%

Some College, No Degree

24.56%

22.04%

Associates Degree

10.70%

9.62%

Bachelor’s Degree

19.01%

11.05%

Graduate Degree

11.88%

6.10%

Source: www.LocateTriCities.com