Labor Force

Tri-Cities MSA Labor Force

  Kennewick Tri-Cities MSA Washington State
Labor Force 38,462 132,055 3,622,597
Employment 36,416 122,283 3,405,433
Unemployment 1,992 9,772 217,164
Unemployment Rate 5.18% 7.4% 6.0%
Source: March 2016 Unemployment Data, WA State Employment Security Department

Non-Agriculture Employment

  Employees
Total Non-Farm  109,100
Total Private 89,200
     Goods Producing 13,800
          -Construction 6,600
          -Manufacturing 7,200
     Services Providing 95,300
          -Private Services 75,400
               Trade, Transportation, Utilities 19,400
                Financial Activities 4,100
                Professional & Business Services 21,700
                Education & Health Services 15,100
                Leisure & Hospitality 10,600
     Government 19,900
Source: March 2016 Unemployment Data, WA State Employment Security Department

Historical Unemployment

       
January 9.9% 9.0% 8.4%
February 9.9% 8.6% 8.1%
March 8.8% 7.4% 7.4%
April 7.3% 6.5%  
May 7.6% 6.8% Click to edit
June 6.3% 5.8%  
July 6.7% 6.2%  
August 6.8% 6.0%  
September 6.3% 5.5%  
October 6.6% 5.8%  
November 7.6% 6.7%  
December 8.6% 7.8%  
Source: March 2016 Unemployment Data, WA State Employment Security Department

Education Attainment

Education Attainment (2016)     Education Attainment (2021)    
  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
Population Age 25+ 49,865   Population Age 25+ 54,864  
< Grade 9 2,946 5.91 < Grade 9 3,261 5.94
Grade 9-12 3,591 7.2 Grade 9-12 3,965 7.23
High School 13,626 27.33 High School 15,006 27.35
Some College 12,953 25.98 Some College 14,254 25.98
Assoc Degree 5,214 10.46 Assoc Degree 5,741 10.46
Bach Degree 7,561 15.16 Bach Degree 8,290 15.11
Grad Degree 3,974 7.97 Grad Degree 4,347 7.92
Education Attainment