Seattle Unemployment at 6-Year Low in June

Seattle Unemployment at 6-Year Low in June

Let’s have a look at the jobs data for June and how the Seattle area’s unemployment rate and approximate labor participation rate alongside the national numbers. In June the Seattle area’s unemployment rate hit its lowest level in almost six years. June’s 4.8 percent unemployment rate was comparable to the 4.7 percent level in August […]

Seattle-Area Unemployment at Late 2008 Levels

Seattle-Area Unemployment at Late 2008 Levels

Let’s have a look at the jobs data for February and how the Seattle area’s unemployment rate and approximate labor participation rate alongside the national numbers. In February the Seattle area’s unemployment rate hit its lowest level since September 2008 at 5.1%. The national unemployment rate is still a bit higher at 6.7%, also roughly […]

Seattle Employment Still Outperforming Nation

Seattle Employment Still Outperforming Nation

Jobs data for December was released last week, so let’s take an updated look at the Seattle area’s unemployment rate and approximate labor participation rate alongside the national numbers. In December the Seattle area’s unemployment rate dipped slightly from 5.6% to 5.3%. The national unemployment rate is still a bit higher, but also declined in […]

Unemployment & Labor Participation Flat in November

Unemployment & Labor Participation Flat in November

Jobs data for November was released this week, so let’s take an updated look at the Seattle area’s unemployment rate and approximate labor participation rate alongside the national numbers. In November the Seattle area’s unemployment rate broke a four-month streak of increases, dipping just slightly from 5.7% in October to 5.6% last month. We are […]

Seattle Unemployment Increases Four Months in a Row

Seattle Unemployment Increases Four Months in a Row

Jobs data for October was released yesterday, so I thought I’d post a chart I’ve been working on that shows the Seattle area’s unemployment rate and approximate labor participation rate alongside the national numbers. As of October, the Seattle area’s unemployment rate has been on a four-month uptick, increasing from 4.7% in May and June […]

Seattle Monthly Job Growth Hits 13-Year High in June

Seattle Monthly Job Growth Hits 13-Year High in June

New local job stats came out this week, so let’s have a look at the Seattle area’s employment situation. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors: Since things are getting really jumbled together lately on that chart, I broke down just the last year and zoomed in so you can […]

Seattle-Area Adds More Jobs, Unemployment Dips Below 5%

Seattle-Area Adds More Jobs, Unemployment Dips Below 5%

New local job stats came out this week, so let’s have a look at the Seattle area’s employment situation. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors: Construction growth dipped again, and has fallen from a 10.2% year-over-year gain in January to 3.1% in May. With 5.7% year-over-year growth, the retail […]