Amazon has become Washington state's largest private employer, usurping airplane manufacturer Boeing, according to the Seattle Times.
The ecommerce giant added a total of 400,000 new jobs in 2020, with 16,500 of them based in Washington.
By comparison, Boeing has 58,800 Washington-based employees, according to the Times, following several rounds of buyouts this year.
Amazon has officially surpassed Boeing to become Washington's private employer after a year of growth spurred by the pandemic.
Boeing ended 2020 with 58,800 employees, an 18% reduction since the start of 2020.
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