Economy

Washington state also ranks second in the U.S. for job growth, and the city and state both rank well for wage growth, as well. 

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The state's unemployment rate fell to 4.5%, and the unemployment rate in Seattle/Bellevue/Everett held firm at 3.8% while growing its labor force.

Tied with San Francisco for best in the nation, Seattle's wages grew 2.1 percent from October 2016 to October 2017.

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Washington's Corporate Tax Structure ranks near the bottom because of B&O Tax and Sales Tax.

Sierra Pacific Industries finds promise and profit in the old-fashioned lumber industry.

The state's employment security department today announced strong employment growth in April over the year before, particularly in construction, retail trade and government. Here is the press release: 

Washington state tax system regressive taxes education

In 1932, attempting to reduce the property-tax burden on farmers, 70 percent of Washington voters passed an initiative to enact a graduated income tax.