Follow us:

Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

Topic: Seattle jobs

You are viewing the most recent posts on this topic.

February 19, 2015 at 10:05 AM

On jobs, we can’t party like it’s 1999

As the chart shows, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett’s labor market has recovered and more from the Great Recession. The pay and quality of the new jobs is unclear — nationally, they have tended to be worse than what was offered in the jobs killed by the downturn. But we have another big asterisk. As of December, the metro division…


Comments | More in | Topics: Seattle jobs

January 7, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Where jobs are growing in metro Seattle, in charts

November’s unemployment rate in King County was 4.4 percent — that’s what economists generally consider full employment. Pan out to the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro statistical area and the rate was 5.1 percent. It was still the 18th best in the nation but by comparison metro Denver and Austin were 3.9 percent and Minneapolis 3 percent. The feds…


Comments | More in | Topics: Seattle economy, Seattle jobs, Seattle unemployment