Workforce

 

Tri-Cities MSA Labor Force

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland MSA
(September 2018)

Washington State
(September 2018)

Labor Force

139,939

3,792,764

Employment

134,193

3,644,290

Unemployment

5,746

148,474

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

3.9%

Source: September 2018 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

 

Non-Agricultural Employment

Employees

Total Non-Farm

116,400

Total Private

97,700

Goods Producing

18,100

Construction

9,700

Manufacturing

8,400

Services Providing

98,300

Private Services

79,600

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

20,300

Financial Activities

4,000

Professional & Business Services

22,100

Education & Health Services

16,600

Leisure & Hospitality

12,100

Government

18,700

Source: September 2018 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

 

Historical Unemployment

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

January

9.2%

8.4%

8.5%

7.2%

February

8.6%

8.0%

7.6%

7.2%

March

7.7%

7.4%

 6.4%

6.5%

April

6.7%

6.7%

5.4%

5.7%

May

6.8%

6.2%

5.2%

5.2%

June

6.0%

6.0%

4.8%

4.8%

July

6.3%

5.9%

4.8%

4.6%

August

6.1%

6.0%

5.1%

4.6%

September

5.7%

5.6%

4.7%

4.1%

October

6.0%

5.6%

4.7%

November

7.0%

6.1%

5.4%

December

8.1%

7.1%

6.6%
Source: September 2018 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.trytricitiessites.org, Applied Geographic Solutions, 2018