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How The Puget Sound Region Has Emerged From The Recession

Sep 27, 2013

Workers at UW's consolidated laundry facility.
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Our one hour special, The Big Reset, explores how the Puget Sound region has emerged from the Great Recession.

Job Recovery From Small Town To Big City

Liz Jones looks at child care as an economic indicator and explores the differences of the recovery between rural and urban areas.

Next Few Years Critical For Boeing Jobs In Washington

Boeing is the state’s largest private employer but many fear some jobs could move out of state. Carolyn Adolph looks at what is driving those fears and what the future holds for the aerospace industry in the Puget Sound region.

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Health Care Sector Jobs Slowly Rebounding From Recession

Health care reporter Ruby de Luna checks in on the nursing profession, a field that was thought to be recession proof but has been slow to recover.

Scientist Shortage? Not In Seattle

Amy Radil reports that another health related field, life sciences, is facing an uncertain future as a result of cuts in grants and federal funding.

"Green Jobs" A Loosely Defined Category In Job Creation Grants

During the height of the recession the government poured money into a relatively new job sector: green jobs. Ashley Ahearn follows up on how $16 million in grant money for green jobs training was used and what it achieved. 

Passing The Torch To A New Generation Of Welders

There has been unexpected growth in other job fields such as in a  specialized trade that has been a part of our region for over a century: welding. Ann Dornfeld looks at a training program that is trying to fill the growing need for skilled welders.

Washington's Job Recovery In Numbers

Washington's regional labor economist, Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Washington's regional labor economist, speaks with Ross Reynolds about how the state has recovered from the recession.

The editors for our series are Jim Gates, Carol Smith and Phyllis Fletcher.