Seattle economy http://www.kplu.org en Puget Sound pay raises lag behind the rest of the nation http://www.kplu.org/post/puget-sound-wages-and-benefits-lag-behind-rest-nation <p>If you&#39;re disappointed with the pay raise (or lack of one) you received last year, you&#39;re not alone.</p><p>Total private sector compensation in the Puget Sound region rose just 1 percent in 2011, compared to 2.2 percent nationwide.</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 20:42:44 +0000 Dave Meyer 4081 at http://www.kplu.org Puget Sound pay raises lag behind the rest of the nation Economy does seems brighter to some Seattleites http://www.kplu.org/post/economy-does-seems-brighter-some-seattleites <p>The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in three years. The stock market is up.&nbsp; But, are you feeling better about the economy?&nbsp;</p><p>Maybe it was the economic news. Maybe it was the sun coming out for the first time in a while, but most people we talked to on the streets of downtown Seattle this afternoon said they were feeling positive.</p><p> Sat, 04 Feb 2012 00:53:03 +0000 Paula Wissel 4046 at http://www.kplu.org Economy does seems brighter to some Seattleites Downtown shoppers will see JC Penny after 30-year hiatus http://www.kplu.org/post/downtown-shoppers-will-see-jc-penny-after-30-year-hiatus <p>It&rsquo;s been almost 30 years but JC Penny is making a comeback. <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2016051939_nupenney30.html">The Seattle Times reports</a> the clothing-store chain is planning to set up shop just one block from where the original store once stood.</p><p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:23:42 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2483 at http://www.kplu.org Downtown shoppers will see JC Penny after 30-year hiatus Seattle area foreclosures surpass national average http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-area-foreclosures-surpass-national-average <p>In the past month, the Seattle area&#39;s foreclosure rate has soared to new heights - it&#39;s now higher than the national average. One out of every 476 homes has a foreclosure filing, compared with one in every 497 nationally, according to a new report by RealtyTrac, a foreclosure information firm.</p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:52:53 +0000 KPLU News Staff 764 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle area foreclosures surpass national average