The Seattle office market has been a shining example of strength and solidity. Compared to the U.S. job rate, which expanded by 2.4 percent over the past year to drop the unemployment rate to just 5.5 percent, the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area is looking good. Seattle added jobs at a rate of 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. It also saw employment gains in every category. The unemployment rate remained in line with the U.S. rate at 5.5 percent. Construction led all job sectors with 12.6 percent growth, followed by professional and business services at 4.2 percent.
Originally published in Western Real Estate Business June Edition: Read the entire article