Puget Sound Economy

At least 400 jobs are on the chopping block in the Seattle area.

Four Seattle-area employers plan to lay off a total of 402 people starting this month and in March, according to notifications filed with the state under the federal WARN Act.

The region’s ‘economic base’ model sees an eventual cooling of the recent rapid expansion, more in line with the current national trend.

After a brutal year, local leading economic indicators are pointing upward, and the next decade looks even more promising.