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December 2018 Workforce Report

LinkedIn recently released their monthly Workforce Report, which outlines national and local employment trends using data obtained by LinkedIn users. Here I outline key trends from Seattle’s report. In November 2018, hiring was 1.2 percent higher than it was at this same time last year, though seasonal adjustments revealed numbers slightly (0.2 percent) lower in November than October.

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Seattle Sees Foreign Buyer Surge from Vancouver

The July announcement of British Columbia's 15 percent transfer tax on foreign buyers and entities representing them sent ripples through the Pacific Northwest's real estate market. Those ripples seem to be shifting the waves in Seattle's favor, however. In the following months many articles and blogs were released stating that Seattle has become the new Vancouver. The shift began immediately and Vancouver saw a year-over-year reduction in selling volume in the year 2016; and by year's end, the number of sales over $1 million CAD were 16 percent lower than 2015.

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