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
Unemployment Drops — but 200,000 Jobs are Still Missing

Washington's underlying economic problems won't be fixed without strong rescue and relief

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

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The Growth of Economic Inequality in Washington

A few at the top are pulling away, leaving everyone else behind

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What’s Happening with Wages in Washington

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

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How Family Finances Are Being Squeezed

Costs are rising faster than incomes for the typical Washington family

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Sources of Inequality

The forces behind the widening gaps between rich and poor

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Washington’s Employment Picture

A look at the numbers shows room for improvement