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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Equal Pay and Opportunity

Issue Brief | April 12, 2016

From high-profile CEOs and movie stars to healthcare and retail workers, men consistently

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Senate’s proposed Equal Pay legislation is a step backward for women, families, communities

Testimony | February 27, 2016

Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on ESHB 1646, Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, Senate Commerc

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Latest Blog Posts

Full-time working women in Washington make about 79 percent as much as their male counterparts. (AFGE/flickr)
Report: At Current Rate, Women Won’t Close Pay Gap Until 2059

Economic Opportunity Institute | September 22, 2016

If the gender pay gap continues to close at its current rate, women will reach pay equity

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Closing our stubborn gender wage gap begins and ends with us

Economic Opportunity Institute | September 8, 2016

August 26 commemorated Women’s Equality Day, the date in 1920 when women won the Constitut

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