Region gained 54,000-plus jobs in 2015

In 2015 the central Puget Sound region gained 54,300 jobs, marking the fifth consecutive year of job growth.

2015jobsThe region added a total of 241,300 wage and salary jobs over the past five years.

In the previous five years,  2005 through 2010, the region lost  6,600 jobs.

5yearjobchartFrom 2010 through 2015, job gains were recorded within King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties.

The data is available at Puget Sound Trends.

It is compiled from the state Employment Security Department's seasonally adjusted estimates for January.