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Lifted by Boeing hiring blitz, WA outpaces nation in job growth

A car streams past Boeing’s Advanced Developmental Composites facility on East Marginal Way S. In Seattle Tuesday, January 5, 2020. This massive, windowless box-like building, the Boeing 9-101 Building, has housed many secretive developmental and research projects. It was here Boeing perfected the manufacturing methods used to fabricate large parts of the B-2 Stealth bomber in the early 1990s and the wings of the 787 in the 2000s.  Boeing is planning to close this manufacturing research and development center.

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Washington added jobs faster than the rest of the U.S. — and the boom includes companies, like Boeing, hit hard by COVID. But it missed some areas outside Seattle and some sectors.

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