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The unemployment rate in Seattle, Washington, is 4.00%, with job growth of 1.69%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.38%.

Seattle, Washington Taxes
Seattle, Washington,sales tax rate is 9.60%. Income tax is 0.00%.

Seattle, Washington Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $44,167, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $67,365.

  ECONOMYSeattle, WashingtonUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  4.00%5.20%
  Recent Job Growth  1.69%1.59%
  Future Job Growth  39.38%37.98%
  Sales Taxes  9.60%6.00%
  Income Taxes  0.00%4.60%
  Income per Cap.  $44,167$28,555
  Household Income  $67,365$53,482
  Family Median Income  $99,597$65,443
  Income Less Than 15K  11.56%12.55%
  Income between 15K and 20K  3.86%5.36%
  Income between 20K and 30K  7.42%10.42%
  Income between 30K and 40K  7.70%9.80%
  Income between 40K and 50K  7.82%8.80%
  Income between 50K and 60K  7.03%7.90%
  Income between 60K and 75K  9.01%9.93%
  Income between 75K and 100K  12.13%12.16%
  Income between 100K and 150K  15.87%13.01%
  Income between 150K and 200K  8.03%5.04%
  Income greater than 200K  9.57%5.03%
  Management, business, finance  9.92%14.54%
  Engineering, computers, science  2.08%5.34%
  Community, social services  0.48%1.67%
  Legal  0.98%1.16%
  Education, library  5.33%6.13%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  1.15%1.91%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  4.62%5.67%
  Healthcare support  2.80%2.51%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  1.19%2.23%
  Food preparation, serving  5.40%5.76%
  Building maintenance  3.68%4.01%
  Personal care  9.23%3.65%
  Sales, office, administrative support  23.58%24.36%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.22%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  12.24%8.24%
  Production, transportation, material moving  17.12%12.09%


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