Workforce

 

Tri-Cities MSA Labor Force

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland MSA
(November 2017)

Washington State
(November 2017)

Labor Force

136,466

3,755,995

Employment

129,437

3,588,415

Unemployment

7,029

167,580

Unemployment Rate

5.2%

4.5%

Source: November 2017 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

 

Non-Agricultural Employment

Employees

Total Non-Farm

112,400

Total Private

91,800

Goods Producing

16,000

Construction

8,600

Manufacturing

7,400

Services Providing

96,400

Private Services

75,800

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

19,400

Financial Activities

4,100

Professional & Business Services

21,300

Education & Health Services

15,700

Leisure & Hospitality

11,000

Government

20,600

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

 

Historical Unemployment

2015

2016

2017

January

9.2%

8.5%

8.6%

February

8.7%

8.2%

7.7%

March

7.6%

7.5%

 6.6%

April

6.7%

6.9%

5.5%

May

6.8%

6.5%

5.2%

June

6.0%

6.2%

4.7%

July

6.4%

6.3%

4.7%

August

6.2%

6.4%

4.8%

September

5.6%

5.9%

4.6%

October

6.0%

6.0%

 4.6%

November

6.9%

6.6%

5.2%

December

8.0%

7.7%

Source: November 2017 Unemployment Data, Washington State Employment Security Department

 

Educational Attainment

Benton County

Franklin County

High School Graduate

24.29%

27.35%

Some College, No Degree

23.853%

20.63%

Associates Degree

10.62%

9.56%

Bachelor’s Degree

18.98%

11.0%

Graduate Degree

11.58%

5.71%

Source: www.trytricitiessites.org, Applied Geographic Solutions, 2017