State of Working Washington

Research reports and interactive charts showing how Washington residents are faring in today’s economy, from jobs and wages to inequality and family budgets. Note: Charts are not interactive on mobile devices.

State of Working Washington
COVID-19 Pandemic Means Unprecedented Job Losses, but Impact Isn’t Uniform

Smaller, high-wage sectors and people with college degrees face better odds

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No shelter in a storm: Why most workers couldn’t prepare for the economic fallout from COVID-19

Most of the gains from a decade of economic growth went to the top

A Fair Deal at Work
What’s Happening with Wages in Washington

Why most workers won’t be ready for the next (inevitable) recession

A Fair Deal at Work
How Family Finances Are Being Squeezed

Costs are rising faster than incomes for the typical Washington family

A Fair Deal at Work
Sources of Inequality

The forces behind the widening gaps between rich and poor

A Fair Deal at Work
Washington’s Employment Picture

A look at the numbers shows room for improvement

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Public Higher Education Tuition in Washington

State budget cuts have pushed the cost of college out of reach

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The Demographics of Washington’s Workers

How age, diversity and education are changing the state's workforce