Employment Data Highlights

January 27, 2022

Job Posting Trends

Weekly online job postings continue to improve, reaching 15,793 in the first week of January, up from 12,374 last year, but still below a pre-pandemic high of 18,671.

Industry Employment

Across all industries* Pierce County is still missing nearly 10K workers relative to the first quarter of 2020. Looking at year-over differences between 2019 to 2020 we saw significant losses in Accommodation and Food Services (-5,314), Educational Services (-2,307) and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation employments (-1,872). Some of these losses were ameliorated in the first half of 2021, others have seen further declines.

*Educational Services & Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Industry employment estimates are not available quarterly.

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