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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Seattle, Washington, is 4.00%, with job growth of 2.64%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 41.30%.

Seattle, Washington Taxes
Seattle, Washington,sales tax rate is 9.50%. Income tax is 0.00%.

Seattle, Washington Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $42,369, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $63,470.

  ECONOMYSeattle, WashingtonUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  4.00%6.30%
  Recent Job Growth  2.64%1.18%
  Future Job Growth  41.30%36.10%
  Sales Taxes  9.50%6.00%
  Income Taxes  0.00%4.72%
  Income per Cap.  $42,369$28,051
  Household Income  $63,470$53,046
  Family Median Income  $93,346$64,585
  ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  Income Less Than 15K  11.97%12.61%
  Income between 15K and 20K  3.82%5.33%
  Income between 20K and 30K  8.16%10.57%
  Income between 30K and 40K  8.09%9.90%
  Income between 40K and 50K  8.17%8.95%
  Income between 50K and 60K  7.47%8.08%
  Income between 60K and 75K  9.58%10.09%
  Income between 75K and 100K  12.24%12.25%
  Income between 100K and 150K  15.40%12.82%
  Income between 150K and 200K  6.82%4.78%
  Income greater than 200K  8.29%4.64%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  19.79%14.36%
  Engineering, computers, science  11.97%5.24%
  Community, social services  2.30%1.66%
  Legal  2.56%1.17%
  Education, library  6.68%6.10%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  5.10%1.88%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  6.20%5.49%
  Healthcare support  1.52%2.47%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  1.05%2.24%
  Food preparation, serving  6.61%5.61%
  Building maintenance  2.50%3.97%
  Personal care  3.54%3.54%
  Sales, office, administrative support  20.07%24.89%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.21%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  3.77%8.56%
  Production, transportation, material moving  6.13%12.10%

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  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
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I've lived here all 21 years of my life, and I can't wait to leave. It's a beautiful place for anybody without a background. But if you just so happened to be a troubled... (read more)
Relocation and Jobs
I live in the northeast. My husband and I are trying to relocate to Seattle. We find it very difficult getting any employers to look at us because we are out of state.... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Seattle/Miserable Town
I spent five unhappy years in Seattle, going to college. It is true what people say about the place being unfriendly. If you say something to someone at a bus stop,... (read more)
Its what you expect
Yeah it does tend to rain 8 months out of the year while hovering in the 30s and 40s which makes the rain bite into you a bit. Traffic is very very bad. Rush hour is... (read more)
Great city but don't be naive
I lived in Seattle for 34 years and worked downtown nearly all that time. I know the downtown and surrounding areas very well and feel I can speak fairly about the... (read more)
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