Workforce

 

Tri-Cities MSA Labor Force

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland MSA
(May 2019)

Washington State
(May 2019)

Labor Force 145,992

3,876,783

Employment

138,575

3,713,957

Unemployment

7,417

162,826

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

4.2%

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

 

Non-Agricultural Employment

Employees

Total Non-Farm

120,100

Total Private

100,100

Goods Producing

19,400

Construction

10,500

Manufacturing

8,900

Services Providing

100,700

Private Services

80,700

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

20,700

Financial Activities

4,000

Professional & Business Services

20,700

Education & Health Services

18,100

Leisure & Hospitality

12,500

Government

20,000

Source: May 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%

5.1%

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: May 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