The local economy is continuing to recover from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic -- albeit in fits and starts -- according to several measures.
Economy at a Glance
Key statistics about the economy in Seattle, Washington state and the United States.
The local economic recovery may be pausing as the pandemic drags on. That's what multiple data trends are indicating.
Pandemic isn’t slowing Washington home sales, but it’s keeping air travel down | Coronavirus Economy in charts
Homebuyers in Washington inked 52% more deals than during the same period a year ago.
Seattle-area home sales way ahead of last year, airport traffic way behind | Coronavirus Economy in charts
How is the local economy coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effects? It depends on where you look.
In recent weeks, the level of new listings has exceeded last year's, paralleling the year-over-year difference in weekly sales.
The growth in new jobs in the Seattle area continues to lag the rebound across the state and nation.
Business starts are rising, though Washington lags the national pace | Coronavirus Economy daily chart
Here, the pace has topped the 2019 rate, but by less than one third.
Recent weeks brought a notable reversal in direction after three months when travelers grew week by week from their lockdown lows.
Week-over-week pending home sales slid 2.8% and new listings put on the market dropped 6.2% across 23 Washington counties in the seven-day period ending Sunday.
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