Washington, District of Columbia 

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Economy in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington has an unemployment rate of 6.1%. The US average is 5.2%.

Washington has seen the job market increase by 3.7% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 41.3%, which is higher than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Washington
- The Sales Tax Rate for Washington is 5.8%. The US average is 6.0%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Washington is 6.5%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Washington
- The average income of a Washington resident is $46,502 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Washington resident is $69,235 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

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  ECONOMYWashington, District of ColumbiaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate6.1%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth3.7%1.6%
  Future Job Growth41.3%38.0%
  Sales Taxes5.8%6.0%
  Income Taxes6.5%4.6%
  Income per Cap.$46,502$28,555
  Household Income$69,235$53,482
  Family Median Income$82,791$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting0.0%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction0.0%0.6%
  Construction3.0%6.2%
  Manufacturing1.3%10.4%
  Wholesale trade0.5%2.7%
  Retail trade4.9%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing2.8%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information4.0%2.1%
  Finance and insurance3.1%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing2.8%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services18.5%6.7%
  Management of companies0.1%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs4.1%4.3%
  Educational services9.9%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance9.7%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation2.9%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services6.5%7.4%
  Other services9.0%4.9%
  Public administration16.7%4.8%
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    Reviews for Washington    95 Reviews
    Day to Day Life is Stressful - 11/14/2017
    I've lived in and around the District for 40 years and have watched it become increasingly congested and stressful. Commutes are a nightmare made worse by the rise of... Read More

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    Washington, DC - 9/28/2015
    I've been in DC for 10 yrs now. It's a great place to live, if can afford it. I'm a Chicago native. I came to DC by way of Military.DC was my final duty station. After... Read More

    Climate is big downside - 6/22/2015
    Hazy, hot and humid. Day after... Read More


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