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.

Research and Publications

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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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2013 Washington Economic Recap

Report | December 30, 2013

Washington’s economy continued to recover jobs lost to the Great Recession during 2013, bu

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Latest Blog Posts

Hear Shelby’s story: Learn why we need paid family leave

Economic Opportunity Institute | July 30, 2014

Shelby Ramirez wears many hats: mother of two, daughter, worker and full time student. Aft

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How paid leave helps Rhode Island families succeed

Economic Opportunity Institute | July 21, 2014

By Rhode Island State Senator Gayle Goldin As a state legislator in Rhode Island, I’m alwa

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