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.

A Fair Deal at Work
Rising Prices and Family Budgets

It's getting harder for families to make ends meet

A Fair Deal at Work
Sources of Inequality

Why the gap between rich and poor continues to grow

A Fair Deal at Work
Increasing Inequality

Washington is growing more unequal, more quickly, than the nation

An Inclusive Economy
Income Inequality in Washington

The Wealthy Are Getting Wealthier and Everyone Else Isn't

State of Working Washington
Pay Disparities by Race and Sex

The wage gap can't be explained without discrimination

State of Working Washington
Taxable Sales as Percent of Income

Even though the sales tax rate is increasing, it's bringing in less money