Nearly 50% of Seattleites who are employed work in comfortable pants, a T-shirt and a good pair of slippers, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau .
The recently released census data shows that the number of Seattle workers who worked from their homes increased from about 36,000 people in 2019 to 205,000 in 2021. That is 47% of all workers who live in the city.
Nationwide , the number of people working from home tripled from 5.7% or roughly 9 million people to 17.9%, or 27.6 million people. The dramatic increase in numbers may speak to the difficulty of data collection caused by the pandemic.
The U.S. Census Bureau had to skip the American Community Survey where the latest data stems from in 2020. This data is the first chance to compare pre-pandemic rates with post-pandemic rates through the census bureau.
The Downtown Seattle Association has been tracking the economic recovery of the downtown area of Seattle. Companies such as Amazon, Zulily, PitchBook and small businesses surrounding the Pike Place Market work in the city’s busiest district. However, the pandemic shifted work to be done from home for employees throughout the downtown area.
James Sido, the director of media relations at the Downtown Seattle Association, pointed to the latest report from the organization showing trends are increasing for workers returning to offices. From mid-July through the end of August, the association noted that weekly return-to-office figures were 40% or higher for seven of eight weeks. That is the most prolonged stretch above that mark since the start of the pandemic, according to the report.
However, since the week of Aug. 21, the percentage of office workers downtown dipped to 38%.
While offices remain mostly empty, residential areas are filling up downtown. For the third quarter of 2022 to date, there are […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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