WA Hiring Dragged Down by Tech and Building Slumps, Office Market Fears

The Seattle Times   |   Paul Roberts

Posted In — News & Press | In the News

The continued cooldown in tech and construction and faltering demand for office space helped drag hiring in Washington to its lowest level since last fall.

Employers added just 1,500 jobs in March, according to data released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department. It’s the weakest growth since September and another sign that high interest rates, recession fears and a struggling commercial real estate market are affecting hiring.

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