It’s been a few months since we last checked in on Seattle’s employment stats, so let’s update our employment charts again.
First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors:
For the first time since 2005, every sector we track is in the black year over year. The bleeding has finally stopped.
Here’s a look at the overall Seattle area unemployment rate compared to the national rate:
Down significantly since the end of the recession, but still at a point higher than any time between 1990 and 2009. The bleeding has stopped, but it’s difficult to say we’re really in a real “recovery” just yet, in my opinion.