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Jon Talton

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

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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…


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December 4, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Washington’s long road back to employment, in charts

The damage from the Great Recession isn’t over, not by a long shot. It will linger for years, even in booming Seattle. But Washington is doing much better on the employment front, particularly if the seeming stall in job growth from late summer doesn’t reemerge. Here’s how we got there. 1. The unemployment rate has steadily…


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