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Heated economy in Seattle, Everett and Bellevue has employers working hard to fill jobs

On Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Motif Hotel in downtown Seattle, Edwin Ngure,,30, (CQ), left, chats with Yen Huynh, (cq) with the Washington Hospitality Assn. They’re at a job fair hosted by WA Hospitality Assn, state Employment Security Office, WorkSource and others. Edwin hopes to land a job in the food service industry.

With the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett-area unemployment rate at a 9-year low, and the statewide jobless rate at a historical bottom, a government labor economist says, “We are in a job seeker’s market.”

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