Jobs: The bleeding has finally stopped.

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. […]

Construction and Real Estate Still Shedding Jobs

It’s been a while since we had a look at local job growth data, so let’s update those charts. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors: Finance, real estate, and construction are all still shedding jobs, despite a slight year-over-year uptick in overall employment data, which seems to be bouyed […]

Seattle Sees Job Growth, But Not in Real Estate Sectors

It’s been a while since we had a look at local job growth data, and now is as good a time as any to take a look at the latest data. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors: Finance, real estate, and construction are all still shedding jobs, while overall […]

Where the Jobs Are (and Aren’t), February 2010

Since February employment numbers were just recently released here in Washington State, let’s check in again on the jobs situation around Seattle, courtesy of data from the Washington State Employment Security Department. The style of most of these charts are stolen from the excellent San Diego housing reporter Rich Toscano. First up, here’s a two-year […]

Where the Jobs Are (and Aren’t), September 2009

Here’s a quarterly check on the jobs situation around Seattle, courtesy of data from the Washington State Employment Security Department. The style of these charts are stolen from the excellent San Diego housing reporter Rich Toscano. First up, here’s a two-year chart (stolen from my subscription journal Sound Housing Quarterly) of the year-over-year change in […]

Where the Jobs Are (or Mostly, Where They Aren’t)

Rich Toscano posted a great breakdown of the job situation down in San Diego yesterday that I thought was an interesting way to look at the data, so I’m shamelessly and blatantly copying it. The following chart shows the volume of job gains or losses in the last 12 months in some of the largest […]