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Lots of housing going up here, but job growth keeps the demand rising even faster

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in:
  • Industry News
By Seattle Times

We know about Seattle’s construction boom — but how does the region’s growing supply of housing stack up against other big hubs?

New census data show the Seattle metropolitan area doled out permits for 25,516 new housing units in 2016, the seventh-most in the country. That’s not bad at all considering we’re the 15th-biggest metro area in the nation. All the places that built more housing than Seattle last year are far bigger than us.

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