Total Labor Force (2018)

3,823,803

Total Population

7,535,591

Population Rank Among States

13th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$15,380

Rank Among States

19th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.5%

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Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

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Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council

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Eastern Washington Partnership Workforce Dev. Council

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North Central Workforce Development Council

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Northwest Workforce Development Council

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Olympic Workforce Development Council

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Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council

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Pierce County Workforce Development Area

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South Central Workforce Development Council

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Spokane Workforce Development Board

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Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Washington National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
2.2%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
5.5%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.5%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
27.3%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
63.8%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (9.1% Washington | 12.0% National)
9.1%
12%
High school (22.5% Washington | 27.1% National)
22.5%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (33.9% Washington | 28.9% National)
33.9%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (34.4% Washington | 32.0% National)
34.4%
32%

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