Archive for February, 2016

Beyond the Headlines — Who Are Seattle’s Unemployed?

Who are Seattle’s Unemployed?

As the country turns its calendar to begin a new year, Seattle Jobs Initiative believes it is an ideal time to reflect on the sustained plight of the jobless. Despite the economy recovering from the ravages of the Great Recession, unemployment remains a significant presence. This is especially true locally, where unemployment rates have recently climbed.(1)

In December 2015, the nation’s unemployment rate stood at 5.0%.(2) While experiencing a lower rate than the U.S. at large, Seattle saw ...

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SJI Tapped by OneAmerica to Develop Innovative Asset Map of South King County

OneAmerica and Seattle Jobs Initiative are proud to launch the South King County Asset Map. This collaboration, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, is part of a dual generation initiative that increases equitable access for families and recognizes their needs and strengths as an important foundation for improving academic outcomes for students. The South King County Asset Map is a reference tool for everyone – clients, service providers, case managers, and more – to find a service they wish to access ...

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One Night Count

One Night Count

February 1, 2016

4,505.

In the early hours of Friday morning, 4,505 unsheltered individuals were counted in our communities, sleeping under overpasses, in doorways, cars, and walking around.

Between 2:00 am and 5:00 am, more than 1,000 volunteers dispersed throughout King County to conduct the One Night Count, an annual count of homeless persons led by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, and the 2016 results were sobering. Despite county-wide efforts to end homelessness, these numbers show a 19% increase from 2015, and ...

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