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%

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 […]

Rising Homeownership May Lead to Rising Unemployment

There was an interesting article in the New York Times last week that caught my attention: Homeownership May Actually Cause Unemployment Homeownership is a good thing, for the individual and for society. Or so American governments, whether Republican or Democrat, have long believed. The benefits have been cited repeatedly in justifying the existence and expansion […]

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 […]