More than 90,000 jobs in Kitsap at mid-year

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Tad Sooter Minding Your BusinessKitsap Sun

Kitsap employers provided more than 90,000 jobs on average during the first half of 2017, marking a new mid-year high.

The county boasted about 91,700 jobs in June and averaged 90,300 jobs since January, according to estimates from the state Employment Security Department. Kitsap gained about 1,500 jobs from the first half of 2016 to the first half of 2017 — an increase of about 1.7 percent.

Both private and government employers added jobs over that period, though hiring by government agencies continued to outpace hiring by private companies.

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