State Economy

Despite strong growth in overall economic productivity over the past decade, the majority of Washington’s working families have not shared in the economic wealth they have helped create. EOI is working to ensure economic growth is founded on broad-based prosperity, so economic security and opportunity are available to all. New public policies are needed to match the changes on our economy, including access to health care, paid family leave and paid sick days, retirement security, and a social safety net.

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Research and Publications

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Washington State Work & Family Agenda

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Fair Pay  Women hold nearly half of all jobs and earn the majority of college degrees, yet

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Chutes and Ladders: How economic mobility is changing in an inequality society

Report | January 10, 2014

As the country continues to slowly climb its way out of the Great Recession, rising inequa

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Latest Blog Posts

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Ladders to opportunity: Sue

Economic Opportunity Institute | November 12, 2014

“You make $15 ten years ago, you were making really really good money. You make $15 an hou

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Ladders to opportunity: Sandra

Economic Opportunity Institute | November 3, 2014

“I grew up with farmers and mechanics, and those types of jobs were the middle class. And

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