This report updates several key previous numbers, including direct jobs (83,400), total jobs (224,000), total revenue ($94.4 billion) and the percent of the state’s economy that comes from aerospace (10 percent).
This report also provides a deep exploration of aerospace employment, with a data snapshot that provides counts for people who are in aerospace-only jobs and those who are employed by aerospace firms but in jobs that are also found in other industries.
This deep analysis also projects the employment needs into the future. the “Washington Aerospace Workforce Supply and Demand Dashboard” identifies the current and future demand for dozens of essential occupations. The industry will need a pipeline of workers with all levels of preparation, from on-the-job training to advanced degrees.
Local and regional impacts are also studied in this report. For each of four major regions of Western Washington, the study’s authors look at how aerospace workers drive local economies: how much aerospace contributes to restaurant and car sales, for example.