Puget Sound Regional Council

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Current Total Employment 2000 2010 2013
King County     1,276,100 1,194,800 1,183,811
Kitsap County     82,200 89,100 79,426
Pierce County     278,300 315,600 267,700
Snohomish County     231,000 254,400 264,844
Region Total     1,867,500 1,853,900 1,795,781

Source: PSRC. Note: Estimates are for total employment, including uniformed military personnel.

           
Forecast Total Employment by Decade 2020 2030 2040
Region Total 2,300,625 2,542,783 2,971,844

Source: PSRC Economic and Demographic Forecast. Note: Estimates are for total employment, including uniformed military personnel.

           
Covered Employment by Sector 2000 2010 2013
Construction & Resource 100,700 83,700 87,739
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (FIRE) 100,700 89,500 92,223
Manufacturing 216,900 165,700 188,107
Retail 182,100 171,500 187,453
Services 669,700 749,000 820,964
Wholesale, Transportation & Utilities (WTU) 141,100 130,900 140,244
Government & Education 251,600 283,000 279,051
Total     1,662,900 1,673,400 1,795,781

Source: PSRC Covered Employment Estimates. Note: Covered employment refers to jobs “covered” under the state’s Unemployment Insurance program, and constitutes approximately 85-90% of total employment.

           
Cluster Employment 2000 2010 2012
Aerospace 96,557 85,600 96,793
Business Services 114,890 101,191 101,079
Clean Technology 23,138 19,169 19,658
Information Technology 103,002 125,465 137,291
Life Sciences & Global Health 22,921 24,990 25,747
Maritime 16,632 14,542 15,296
Philanthropies 1,129 2,270 2,469
Tourism 105,773 104,656 108,864
Transportation & Logistics 47,242 40,461 43,162

Source: PSRC Covered Employment Estimates, scaled to Washington State Employment Security Department totals. Note: Covered employment refers to jobs “covered” under the state’s Unemployment Insurance program and constitutes approximately 85-90% of total employment.

           
Labor Force 2000 2009 Estimate Margin of Error 2010 Estimate Margin of Error
Total population 16 years and over 2,556,228 2,913,724 2,900 2,955,481 3,432
% In labor force 69.0% 69.5% +/- 0.5% 68.5% +/- 0.5%
Civilian labor force 67.7% 68.1% +/- 0.5% 67.4% +/- 0.5%
Employed 64.3% 62.2% +/- 0.6% 60.4% +/- 0.6%
Unemployed 3.4% 5.9% +/- 0.3% 7.1% +/- 0.3%
Armed forces 1.3% 1.3% +/- 0.2% 1.1% +/- 0.2%
Not in labor force 31.0% 30.5% +/- 0.5% 31.5% +/- 0.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

           
Median Household Income     1999 2012
Preliminary
2013
Projected
King County     $53,200 $68,313 $70,365
Kitsap County     $46,800 $57,155 $58,418
Pierce County     $45,200 $57,162 $59,231
Snohomish County   $53,100 $64,033 $65,981

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, WA State Office of Financial Management

           
Poverty Rate 2000 2012 Margin of Error 2013 Margin of Error
King County 8.4% 11.9% +/- 0.7% 12.4% +/- 0.7%
Kitsap County 8.8% 11.0% +/- 1.6% 11.3% +/- 1.6%
Pierce County 10.5% 12.6% +/- 1.0% 14.0% +/- 1.0%
Snohomish County 6.9% 10.2% +/- 1.1% 11.3% +/- 1.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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