Find out what the numbers tell us about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Times' FYI Guy, Gene Balk, and other contributors comb data sets to look at the numbers behind news topics -- especially those that offer insight into the quality of life and cost of living in the Seattle area.

Most common job in Seattle isn’t in retail anymore, and 4 out of 5 of these workers are men

Downtown Seattle buildings. South Lake Union. Construction. Cranes. Cascade Mountains. This view is from the Space Needle on Friday, July 21, 2017.

More than 60,000 software developers now work in the Seattle area, and four out of five of them are men. Here's a look at the gender breakdown of our metro area's top 25 jobs.

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