Forecast Considerations

It is worth noting that employment has increased more than 20 percent since 2009, with the recovery in its 8th year, and we expect it to last a bit longer. Employment growth has been much stronger in the Service Providing sectors, especially Professional and Technical Services and Information, than in the Goods Producing sectors. Still, we've seen widespread growth and some indicators suggest the region has been the fastest growing big city in the U.S. this decade. A question we're being asked more and more is, when will it end?

Volume: 26 - Number: 3

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Special Topic Title: Forest Fires


  • Hart Hodges
  • James McCafferty

Not Much New

At the risk of being accused of shirking our duty, we present pretty much the same forecast as last time. In fact, the projected Puget Sound employment growth rates are exactly the same: 5.0 percent in 1997 and 3.5 percent in 1998.

Volume: 5 - Number: 2

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Special Topic Title: International Trade


  • Dick Conway
  • Doug Pedersen