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Economy in Washington

Washington has an unemployment rate of 4.5%. The US average is 3.9%.

Washington has seen the job market increase by 1.8% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.1%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Washington
- The Sales Tax Rate for Washington is 9.1%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Washington 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 Washington
- The average income of a Washington resident is $31,233 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Washington resident is $60,294 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYWashington, WashingtonUnited States
  4.5%3.7%
  1.8%1.6%
  39.1%33.5%
  6.5%6.2%
  0.0%4.6%
  $34,869$31,177
  $66,174$57,652
  $80,233$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  2.5%1.3%
  0.1%0.6%
  6.1%6.2%
  10.5%10.4%
  2.9%2.7%
  11.8%11.6%
  4.4%4.1%
  0.8%0.9%
  2.3%2.1%
  3.4%4.7%
  2.0%1.9%
  8.3%6.7%
  0.1%0.1%
  3.9%4.3%
  8.4%9.3%
  13.1%13.8%
  2.4%2.2%
  6.9%7.4%
  4.8%4.9%
  5.3%4.8%
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    Reviews for Washington    87 Reviews
    Washington killed my faith in humanity - 11/13/2019
    I'm a transplant/outsider to Washington. I've lived in various counties across Washington, working for social services, so I have a unique insider/outsider... Read More

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    It has it's good and bad - 12/4/2017
    I've lived in Washington, New York and Arizona. I enjoy Washington overall but there are some problems with the state for me that irritate me. It's varied with its... Read More

    Are there any AFFORDABLE places to live in Washing - 7/13/2016
    I have been looking at the Puget Sound area thinking about retiring there, but it's so cold -- does the Port Angeles/Port Townsend area EVER get above 65?? Housing... Read More


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