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Tacoma has the 98th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Tacoma is part of the Seattle metro area. Unemployment in the Seattle area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Seattle has the 11th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Tacoma is above average at $61,000, and the median cost of a home in Tacoma is $82,600, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in Tacoma hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 85% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Tacoma. 78% of Tacoma workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Tacoma spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

WorkSource Pierce - WorkSource Center Serving Pierce County

1305 Tacoma Ave South
Suite 201
Tacoma, WA 98402

Bates Technical College-WorkSource Affiliate Serving Pierce County

1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405

Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region

714 South 27th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Tacoma Community House-WorkSource Affiliate Serving Pierce County

1314 South L Street
PO Box 5107
Tacoma, WA 98405

Tacoma Housing Authority-WorkSource Affiliate Serving Pierce County

1724 East 44th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404