Workforce

 

Tri-Cities MSA Labor Force

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland MSA
(March 2019)

Washington State
(March 2019)

Labor Force 144,777

3,893,261

Employment

134,526

3,691,555

Unemployment

10,251

201,706

Unemployment Rate

7.1%

5.2%

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

 

Non-Agricultural Employment

Employees

Total Non-Farm

117,400

Total Private

96,900

Goods Producing

17,800

Construction

9,700

Manufacturing

8,100

Services Providing

99,600

Private Services

79,100

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

20,100

Financial Activities

4,300

Professional & Business Services

21,100

Education & Health Services

17,100

Leisure & Hospitality

12,000

Government

20,500

Source: March 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%

May

6.2%

5.2%

4.9%

June

6.0%

4.7%

4.7%

July

5.9%

4.7%

4.8%

August

6.0%

5.0%

4.7%

September

5.6%

4.5%

4.2%

October

5.6%

4.7%

4.5%

November

6.1%

5.4

5.2%

December

7.1%

6.7%

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

 

Educational Attainment

Benton County

Franklin County

High School Graduate

23.93%

25.56%

Some College, No Degree

24.25%

21.85%

Associates Degree

10.83%

9.89%

Bachelor’s Degree

19.01%

10.79%

Graduate Degree

11.88%

6.15%

Source: www.LocateTriCities.com