Seattle

The state's employment security department today announced strong employment growth in April over the year before, particularly in construction, retail trade and government. Here is the press release: 

There’s a growing bipartisan consensus that a carbon tax just makes sense. A group of national Republican leaders with the Climate Leadership Council recently released a climate plan advocating for a carbon tax.

The secret is out that Seattle is a great place to live. We have water, mountains, coffee and no shortage of innovation. That’s led to a milestone: For the first time, we’ve joined the ranks of the 10 most densely populated big cities in the United States.

Rent growth is accelerating in Tacoma while slowing in Seattle

In a sign of what could be the beginning of the end for the hot rental market, average rents are no longer growing at a torrid pace.

Am I the only one troubled by the ground-floor vacancies in all of the new buildings going up in Seattle?

As the development surge continues apace in and around Seattle, aerial booms and scissor lifts crowd every construction site — and a local company quietly thrives.

The results are based on confidential employee surveys as well as a company’s level of employee participation. For example, if a company scores well in the 10 categories described below but has low employee participation, it doesn’t do as well in the rankings as a company with similar scores and a much better participation rate.

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