Labor Force Data

COMBINED CDA AND SPOKANE/SPOKANE VALLEY MSA ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

717,018​

Population (2018)

Population grew by 50,463 over

the last 5 years and is projected

to grow by 37,017 over the next

5 years.

337,529

Total Regional Employment

Jobs grew by 35,389 over the last

5 years and are projected to grow

by 26,525 over the next 5 years.


$55.0K

Avg. Earnings Per Job (2018)

Regional average earnings per job

are $11.9K below the national

average earnings of $66.9K per

job.

Takeaways 

  • As of 2018 the region’s population increased by 7.6% since 2013, growing by 50,463.
  • Population is expected to increase by 5.2% between 2018 and 2023, adding 37,017.
  • From 2013 to 2018, jobs increased by 11.7% in 2 MSAs from 302,140 to 337,529.
  • This change outpaced the national growth rate of 8.5% by 3.2%. As the number of jobs increased, the labor force participation rate increased from 59.1% to 60.0% between 2013 and 2018.
  • Concerning educational alinement, 17.5% of the selected regions’ residents possess a Bachelor’s Degree (1.1% below the national average), and 11.6% hold an Associate’s Degree (3.6% above the national average).
  • The top three industries in 2018 are Restaurants and Other Eatery’s
  • Eating Places, Education and Hospitals (Local Government), and Local Government, Excluding Educa􀀢on and Hospitals.