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Seattle Times news librarian Gene Balk crunches the numbers

March 28, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Gallup: Seattleites 4th most confident in economy

gallupWith Seattle’s economy booming lately, we’d have to be a pretty pessimistic bunch not to feel good about the state of the economy.  And the newly-released results from Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index show that we are, indeed, among the most confident folks in nation when it comes to economic conditions and jobs.  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue ranked as the fourth most confident out of the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas in Gallup’s tracking polls, which were conducted over the course of the year in 2012.

Gallup calculates their index numbers based on the answers to two questions: the first asks about respondents to rate the current economic conditions, the second asks about confidence in the way the economic is headed.  Residents in the Seattle area ranked fourth for responses to both questions.

For the second consecutive year, the Washington, D.C. metro area topped the rankings.  Jacksonville, Fla. had the lowest index score in the U.S.

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