Employment and wages in Washington – third quarter 2013 | Bureau of Labor and Statistics

The latest BLS News Release showing employment and wage data for Washington counties is now available online

The latest BLS News Release showing employment and wage data for Washington counties is now available online at http://www.bls.gov/ro9/qcewwa.pdf.

Employment and wage data are available for all counties in Washington.  Items of note include:

  • Employment rose 3.7% in Washington’s largest county, King, from September 2012 to September 2013, above the national rate of 1.7%.
  • King County’s average weekly wage increased 1.6%, compared to the national average increase of 1.9%.
  • King County’s average weekly wage of $1,376 was the highest in the state, and 10th highest among the 334 largest U.S. counties.
  • Okanogan County’s average weekly wage of $518 was lowest in the state.


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