Job growth and inward migration are two key factors we often look to when measuring the strength of our housing market. So, where are we in the big picture?
Recently the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their 2017 report of The Fastest Cities for Job Growth in 2017. While Seattle Metro settles in at #11 for year-over-year change, it’s #3 when you look at areas cracking 2M jobs. When combined with Seattle’s 1.9% wage growth, up over the national average of 1%, we can see the pretty, pretty picture.
So which jobs saw the biggest change in growth over the last year? Surprisingly, “the growth is spread across the spectrum,” according to the PI who recently released an article showing the 10 biggest winners and losers. In other words, it’s not just in one industry (like tech) influenced, which should make you feel good about regional stability.