Economy

Follow coverage of the U.S. and global economy, jobs and unemployment; banking; interest rates and other decisions by the Federal Reserve (Fed) and Chairwoman Janet Yellen; and economic indicators such as the gross domestic product (GDP), factory orders and durable goods. Other topics include the federal budget deficit and national debt, and local economic columnist Jon Talton.


2008-2018: Seattle’s transformative decade

After a decade of startling change, Seattle faces decisions that will determine our identity, and our destiny. Between 2008 and 2017, Seattle added more than 100,000 people — a staggering pace for a city of this geographical size.

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