Seattle, Washington 

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Economy in Seattle, Washington

The economy of Seattle, Washington is buoyed by its booming technology sector which includes major companies like Microsoft and Amazon while also boasting some of the top startups in the country. Additionally, its highly educated workforce makes it attractive for businesses looking for talented workers while tourism remains an important contributor to job growth.

Seattle has an unemployment rate of 4.8%. The US average is 6.0%.

Seattle has seen the job market increase by 2.6% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 43.8%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Seattle
- The Sales Tax Rate for Seattle is 10.1%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Seattle is 0.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Seattle
- The average income of a Seattle resident is $44,167 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Seattle resident is $67,365 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.


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    Reviews for Seattle    319 Reviews
    A Bright Star just a bit tinged with age - 3/17/2023
    I have lived here since 1975, I moved here from California but was born and raised in Michigan. I would have to say that I never regretted leaving Michigan and their... Read More

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    Bittersweet - 6/12/2022
    I’ve lived in Seattle for just under 7 years and while it can be a stunningly beautiful place, I am very excited to leave. I’ll start with some of the positive aspects.... Read More

    great place to live, but very expensive - 5/28/2022
    if you can afford it, Seattle is a very nice place to live and raise a family! however, it is extremely expensive and in the winter, it's rather gloomy. i love gloomy... Read More

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