Seattle is full of transplants, and the number keeps rising

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    No it's not a myth: More and more workers are moving to Seattle.

    But that's no surprise to those who have been here forever. Rush hour has turned into rush hours and the commuter ferries are so packed that Kitsap Transit added a "fast ferry" along a new route from Kingston to Seattle.

    LinkedIn, however, has a new workforce report to support that observation.

    The job-hunting and resume-building website released its monthly report with almost obvious findings. More workers are leaving the Midwest and more workers are moving to swollen and increasingly-expensive tech cities.

    Which also makes sense.

    Tech is one of the nation's fastest-growing industries, with 1.1 million new jobs since 2010 and an annual growth rate of 5 percent, according to a CBRE report in the San Francisco Business Times -- and Seattle leads the nation in tech job growth with 25.7 percent in 2016 and 2017.

    Seattle added 33,000 new tech jobs those years. That's more than double the number of tech jobs San Francisco added in the same period.

    But tech isn't everything. So, when it comes to overall job growth, where does Seattle sit compared to the rest of the country?

    Web producer Natalie Guevara also contributed to this report. is a media partner with

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