Labor Market & Local Wage 

Want to know what jobs are in demand or in decline? Want to make informed decisions when selecting a new career or negotiating a salary offer? Curious what the prevailing wage is for a particular occupation?

Career Coach

Career Coach lets you explore any occupation in depth. All in one place, you can find wages, hiring trends and job descriptions--even local job postings!  

Workforce Explorer

This site provides information on occupations, industries, wages and the labor market across Washington state. Provided by Washington State Labor Market & Economic Analysis (Employment Security Department)

Calculate Your Income Needs

What is your family's true cost of living? Depending on where you live, how many people are in your family and what ages they are, this cost varies greatly.

The Self-Sufficiency Calculator allows you to calculate this cost, based on the area in which you live and the makeup of your family.

The Calculator can help you budget, decide whether a job will pay enough, and find out about public benefits you may be eligible for. Click here to try the Calculator.

Map Your Career

Map Your Career is an educational tool designed to illustrate the current and predicted labor market in Seattle-King County. For each industry, learn about current trends, sample wages, and career pathways.

Local Publications

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County regularly publishes reports that illuminate the labor market of our area.