Businesses like Amazon and Airbnb are increasingly embracing the new era of social entrepreneurship.
Nowhere is this more evident than in America’s newest tech hub, Seattle.
The region, a hub of the nation’s tech industry, has seen a rapid rise in startup activity and entrepreneurship over the past year.
The area’s population of 2.2 million is more than triple the size of the country as a whole.
It’s also home to one of the largest cities in the country — the capital, Seattle — and the world’s largest tech hub.
The trend has led to more than $5 billion in new business investment in Seattle and its surrounding area in the past six months alone.
This is despite the region’s economic problems.
In February, the Washington State Department of Commerce reported that the region is still experiencing an economic downturn, and some economists believe that the current unemployment rate in Seattle is closer to 12 percent than the national rate.
According to an Associated Press analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 16 percent of Seattle’s workforce is employed part time, while the national average is 11.9 percent.
Meanwhile, the area’s average annual inflation rate has jumped from 5.7 percent in January 2015 to 13.6 percent in June 2016.
While some of these figures may be surprising, economists say that Seattle’s economic troubles are nothing new.
Since the 1970s, Seattle has experienced a long, slow recovery.
During that time, the city’s economy has been growing at an average annual rate of 5.4 percent, according to data from Seattle Economic Growth, a city agency that provides statistical data for cities across the state.
It wasn’t until 2014, however, that the area experienced a serious economic downturn.
This was partially attributed to a sharp drop in the U and S. dollar as a result of the Great Recession, which hit the city hard.
Seattle’s unemployment rate rose from 5 percent to 7.1 percent, a drop of more than 2 percentage points.
This sharp drop was blamed on the strong dollar and a drop in spending.
However, many of the areas unemployment problems were not caused by a drop and instead were caused by an increase in the costs of living.
This has caused the unemployment rate to climb significantly in the Seattle area, which is one of America’s most expensive cities for housing.
The recession also affected the availability of low-wage jobs, making it difficult for many low-income workers to find a good job.
This situation exacerbated a broader trend: as the economy has grown, the percentage of low wage workers in the workforce has also increased.
The problem isn’t limited to Seattle.
Many states have seen a similar trend of growing unemployment in recent years.
In the U, the labor force participation rate is now below 50 percent for the first time in 50 years.
As a result, the population is aging and many states are having to find ways to attract workers who may have already left the labor market for other jobs.
This means that people who have been out of work for a long time are entering the labor markets, creating more jobs for people with low skills.
For instance, in Texas, where the unemployment rates have skyrocketed, a recent analysis by the Houston Chronicle found that in the last 12 months, the state has added nearly 6,000 jobs in areas such as nursing, education and social work.
In fact, the states unemployment rate for low-skilled workers has increased by more than 1,000 percent since 2008.
However a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute shows that the federal government has had no real impact on the increase in low-skill workers.
As the Washington Post reported last week, since the end of last year, the number of people unemployed in the nation has actually increased in nearly every state.
A recent report from the University of Michigan’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, however shows that while the federal unemployment rate fell from 6.6 to 6.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, that number was still rising in most states.
A number of factors, including a drop off in business investment, have contributed to the regions unemployment problem.
For one, the decline in manufacturing and other industries has left many companies without workers and led to an exodus of workers from the region.
The downturn in the economy also meant that workers could not find suitable jobs in many areas, particularly in industries like health care, transportation and warehousing.
This led to shortages of workers, which in turn contributed to an overall slowdown in the region, according the report.
And the region has experienced an uptick in the number and type of high-tech jobs that have flooded the region over the last year.
In January, the Seattle region recorded more than 7,000 new job openings in the tech sector, according data from The Washington Post.
However these companies have been flooded by high-priced workers who want to stay in the city.
The Seattle region has also seen a surge