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Slog AM: Disappointing Jobs Report, Seattle Job Growth Is Supposedly Too Slow, Some Business Organization Wants Washington to Fully Open the Economy by June

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Economists predicted 1 million jobs in April. The market produced only 266,000 jobs. Exactly a year ago, April 2020, the US experienced “the worst job loss for any month on record.” We have not left the long shadow of that great crash.

KOMO claims Seattle’s job market sucks real bad when compared to other cities such as “Tampa, Dallas and Phoenix.” KOMO, of course, blames this on the laziness of 206 workers (“small businesses in Seattle are having a hard time finding people to work for them…”). But if KOMO’s data is right and even meaningful, the explanation for Seattle’s slowness will most likely be found in the speed

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