Economy & Workforce

Improving Everett's economy, supporting local workers and businesses, and providing a good quality of life for all residents is a key priority for the City of Everett. Current work to improve these areas include:
  • Offering strong workforce development programs and pipelines by supporting our local schools and colleges
  • Providing many internship opportunities through local colleges and Everett Career Link
  • Updating the consolidated plan and housing strategy
  • Continuing to champion supportive housing projects and housing for individuals at all income levels
  • Actively working to bring new business opportunities and growth to the area to create jobs

Unemployed individuals are those without jobs who are able, available and actively seeking work. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the total labor force (the total number of employed and unemployed non-institutionalized individuals 16 or older). The unemployment rate is seen as a lagging indicator for the strength of the economy, both national and regional. On a personal level, low educational attainment, ability not captured by education, financial deprivation and behavioral problems in childhood are positively correlated to a person’s susceptibility to unemployment. Unemployment data was retrieved from the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
How is Everett trending?

Unemployment is trending lower in Everett, but is higher than Washington State and the United States. The Unemployment Rate Visualization shows differences in unemployment within Everett.

Children in Poverty
Children in poverty is defined as the number of children under 18 living below the federally defined poverty line, expressed as a percentage of all children under 18. Childhood poverty is strongly and negatively correlated with children's mental, emotional, and behavioral health in childhood and long-term life chances. Children in low socioeconomic status households are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to experience developmental and academic difficulties. Children in poverty data was retrieved from the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
How is Everett Trending?

Children living below the poverty line in Everett has decreased since 2013, but is higher than Washington State. The Children in Poverty Visualization shows differences in children living in poverty within Everett.