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 […]

Seattle Unemployment Drops Again as Job Gains Continue

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, dropping from a 5.9% year-over-year gain in February to 5.2% in March. With 6.4% year-over-year growth, the retail sector was […]

Job Gains Moderate in February as Unemployment Dips

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 fell off, dropping from an 8.2% year-over-year gain in January to just 5.4% in February, and the over ten percent gains we […]

Seattle Area Keeps Adding Jobs, Washington Unemployment Falls Below National Rate

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 is posting gangbuster gains—up 11.5% year-over-year—as homebuilders attempt to capitalize on the inventory crunch. Finance / Real Estate is posting the smallest gains at just 0.8% year-over-year growth. Here’s a look at […]

Seattle Area Unemployment Drops, More Jobs Added

Let’s take another look at the Seattle area’s employment situation. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors: Construction continues to post bigger gains than other sectors—up 8.9% year-over-year in October, versus an overall gain of 3.6%. Manufacturing has slipped somewhat in recent months, but is still the second-best-performing sector. Here’s […]

Seattle Area Keeps Steadily Adding Jobs

Let’s take another look at the Seattle area’s employment situation. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors: Big gains for construction and manufacturing, both up seven percent. Retail slipped into the red slightly, but the other sectors we track are all still showing gains on the year. Here’s a look […]

Seattle Employment Improving Faster than US and WA

By request from the comments on Friday’s post, here’s a look at just the Seattle area’s employment situation. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors: After getting hammered harder than every other industry during the housing bust, construction employment is showing the biggest gains in 2012. Every sector we track […]