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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

Topic: Washington economy

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December 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

How the Northwest is faring in personal income

As the map shows, the Northwest turned in very different results in personal income growth for the third quarter. Washington was hot. The other states not so much. The report was released earlier this month from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Looking at sectors, Washington had the biggest jump in information earnings at 5.5…


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December 4, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Washington’s long road back to employment, in charts

The damage from the Great Recession isn’t over, not by a long shot. It will linger for years, even in booming Seattle. But Washington is doing much better on the employment front, particularly if the seeming stall in job growth from late summer doesn’t reemerge. Here’s how we got there. 1. The unemployment rate has steadily…


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