Archive of: Economy

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WA leads the rest in Personal Income gains

Vesting stock options for Washington-based information technology employees helped the state lead the nation in third-quarter gains in Personal Income, according to a new federal analysis.

December 2017

Employment trends for 2018

A growing need to hire collides with a shrinking pool of available new workers in the view of 2018 and beyond offered by this business futurist.

December 2017

Better economy, more drivers & traffic

The state's population is growing, as Washington's economy moves past pre-recessionary levels, and those two positive trends are combining to put more traffic congestion in front of drivers in many areas.

December 2017

Business reactions to Tax Reform vote

Companies large and small rolled out positive endorsements for today's Congressional action to stimulate the economy and reshuffle the allocation of which Americans pay federal taxes – and how much is the levy.

December 2017
More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

A growing supply of available workers is keeping Washington's unemployment rate from falling further, below its historic position.

December 2017

Entrepreneurs remain positive for growth

A recent national survey start-up entrepreneurs and small business owners finds strong optimism for growth going into the first half of 2018.

December 2017

State leaps 6 others to #25 in ‘Opportunity’

Ranked against the other 49 states, Washington shows up exactly in the middle, according to a non-partisan policy group. Utah tops the list at #1.

November 2017

Records set in October unemployment rates

Most counties in western Washington, particularly in the South Sound, are reporting strong labor markets, with the latest unemployment rates the lowest they've been in years – or decades.

November 2017

Producer Prices up, Construction costs flat

Building projects enjoyed at least a one-month reprieve in pricing pressures last month, even as the nation overall saw an increase of almost one-half percent in October.

November 2017

Vehicle sales up, manufacturing weaker

State government's report on monthly economic trends has mostly good news for October, with certain sectors showing higher sales and employment, while tax collections continue above the forecasts.

November 2017
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