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Seattle Jobs

If you are looking for Seattle jobs, there are plenty from which to choose. This Washington city is renowned for its unspoiled forests and the popular Pike Place Market, but you will also find ample employment opportunities in many different industries.

Top Industries for Employment Seekers

The industry in Seattle with the most workers is trade, transportation, and utilities. Other job areas with lots of employees that you may want to consider include but are not limited to:

  • Mining and logging
  • Construction
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Finance
  • Information

Seattle has plenty of opportunities outside these for you to explore. There are positions ranging from entry level to highly skilled.

Seattle Jobs Statistics

The current unemployment rate for Seattle is 3.9 percent, which is lower than the United States average of 4.1 percent. When it comes to how much certain jobs pay, it depends on the industry, location, and your level of experience. The average weekly pay for Seattle workers is close to the national average and varies by county:

  • Snohomish County: $1,102
  • King County: $1,626
  • Pierce County: $953

Seattle is ranked 32 for job growth by Forbes, making it a great city in which to search for employment. There are work opportunities available throughout the year, and there are seasonal jobs to consider as well. Retail companies all over the country often seek temporary employees to work during the winter holiday season.

Notable Companies in Seattle

Seattle is home to a number of companies and institutions. The University of Washington and Seattle University are located here, as is Alaska Airlines. Also found here is the Port of Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Four of the biggest companies and best-known brands in the world also are located here: Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks. Boeing alone has nearly 82,000 employees in Seattle, and Microsoft has 43,000 employees. So, whether you are looking for jobs in education, transportation or another field, Seattle has numerous jobs that you can apply for.

Working in Seattle can be a highly rewarding experience. This city has an energetic atmosphere and beautiful scenery, along with a good public transit system for hassle-free commutes.

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