Strong job growth expected in 2019

Seattle ranks fifth in the nation for job growth, up from seventh last year. In Seattle and across Washington state in 2019, experts are predicting that job growth will remain strong across industries.

The two career fields that will see the largest gains this year are tech and online retail trade. With large, tech-driven online retailers like Amazon and Zulily headquartered in Seattle, it’s no surprise those areas will see the most growth.

Job growth fuels the economy and makes our region one of the most desirable places to live in the country. REALTORS® support economic and job growth, since they are crucial to a thriving housing market. In order to increase the supply of homes needed to support a growing workforce, REALTORS® encourage the Legislature to make housing the number one legislative priority in 2019. Visit to learn more.