Kiplinger Rates Seattle As A Comeback City For 2011

Kiplinger's latest report on cities headed towards and economic comeback lists the Seattle metro as a likely candidate for some good news in 2011.  Seattle's job market outlook and diverse labor market continue to provide a path towards a faster recovery than many other cities.

Population: 3,306,836

Unemployment rate today: 9.1%

Forecast job growth for 2011: 2.1%

Clean technology, health care, hospitality and information technology will lift employment in the Seattle area by more than 2%, following a recession hit of nearly 8%.

Boeing is adding to its workforce each month and electric utility Seattle City Light's energy efficiency program, aimed at businesses and homes throughout the city, will create about 1,000 jobs by increasing local contractors' business.

Data are for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area

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And something that doesn't show up on most economic reports is the cash that lives in Vancouver BC.  With soaring real estate prices and a great exchange rate, the Canadians love to come into the Puget Sound area to spend some of their cash.
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