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Time for a Raise

Time for a Raise

October 20, 2016

Seattleā€™s job boom may be making headlines, but new data show the economy is growing across Washington state. Employment markets from Spokane to Longview have experienced several years of job growth. In most counties, typical household incomes are also up,

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Job Creation Faster in States that Raised the Minimum Wage

A new study from the Center for Economic Policy Research found across-the-board positive effects from minimum wage increases in 13 states: At the beginning of 2014, 13 states increased their minimum wage. Of these 13 states, four passed legislation raising

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Evidence from state “fiscal laboratories” shows spending cuts hurt growth and jobs

By tracking the results of different states’ fiscal policies, economists are finding out what kind of economic medicine helps – and harms – job creation. Here’s what they’ve learned:

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Washington State Jobs Update 2005

Washington State Jobs Update 2005

December 30, 2005

Washington state ended 2005 with 81,000 more jobs than in December 2000, before the onset of recession. With population growth of more than 6% since 2000, Washington would need over twice as many new jobs to have the same level

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy
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