Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.0% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Walla Walla, WA market declined by 473 jobs in April and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 60 bps to 4.0%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Walla Walla, WA unemployment rate is 66 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 70 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 3.6% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Walla Walla, WA Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.3% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 7,000; +100
  • Government: 6,500; -100
  • Manufacturing: 4,600; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 4,600; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 2,700; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 1,500; no change
  • Business Services: 1,200; no change
  • Financial Services: 1,100; no change
  • Other Jobs: 600; no change
  • IT & Development: 300; no change
Walla Walla, WA Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.