teenage unemployment is still in the 20%+ range and it has increased every year that minimum wage has increased. why? as a business you have to be able to justify paying someone 10/15 dollars an hour. it is hard to justify paying someone that with no education and no experience.
I wish Seattle well, I hope the other cites near by are not in competition with
Seattle, as they may adopt predatory business recruitment practices.
I believe Kent has a large industrial area, and is closer to the airport.
Tacoma is not that far, and Seattle shows them enough contempt,
that they may not mind some of Seattle's business.