Labor Report: County gains leisure and hospitality jobs

Manufacturing was the only sector that lost jobs over the year.

Over the past year, Snohomish County gained jobs in nearly every sector. Recent data from the state Employment Security Department shows the largest job gains in leisure and hospitality and losses in manufacturing.

Leisure & Hospitality: The leisure and hospitality sector — perhaps unsurprisingly — added more jobs over the past year than any other in Snohomish County.

Employers added 6,600 jobs, including 100 from December 2021 to January 2022.

Construction: Construction jobs had the second-largest recovery over the past year, after leisure and hospitality.

The sector added 2,700 jobs in Snohomish County over the year, including 300 from December 2021 to January 2022.

Government: Government added 2,100 jobs over the year, with gains at the local level and losses at the state level. The number of federal government jobs didn’t change.

Local government gained 2,700 jobs over the year, with 2,400 in local educational services. The number of jobs didn’t change from December 2021 to January 2022.

State government lost 600 jobs over the year, including 100 jobs from December 2021 to January 2022.

Manufacturing: Manufacturing was the only sector that lost jobs over the year. Overall, the manufacturing industries lost 1,400 jobs.

The deepest losses were in aerospace products and parts manufacturing. Aerospace products and parts manufacturing has lost 2,400 jobs over the past year, with 100 from December 2021 to January 2022.

Net manufacturing employment, however, didn’t change over the month. Manufacturing remains Snohomish County’s largest set of industries, with 49,900 jobs. It includes wood product manufacturing, fabricated metal product manufacturing, computer and electronic product manufacturing, aerospace product and parts manufacturing and manufacturing of nondurable goods.

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