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Seattle has the 19th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 12.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Seattle area is 4.8%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Seattle has the 11th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Seattle is above average at $61,000, and the median cost of a home in Seattle is $437,400, which is above the national average. 57% of workers in Seattle hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Seattle. 65% of Seattle workers drive to work alone, 11% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Seattle spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

WorkSource Affiliate North Seattle - Serving King County

9600 College Way North
Opportunity Center for Employment & Education
Seattle, WA 98103

WorkSource Affiliate Rainier-WorkSource Affiliate Serving King County

2531 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144-5328

WorkSource Affiliate South Seattle Community College-WorkSource Affiliate Serving King County

6000 16th Avenue SW
Robert Smith Building 79 (Mail Stop 4RS79)
Seattle, WA 98106

WorkSource Affiliate Downtown Seattle-WorkSource Affiliate Serving King County

2024 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

WorkSource Connection South Seattle College Georgetown Campus-WorkSource Connection Serving King County

6737 Corson Avenue
Building B, Room 124
Seattle, WA 98108