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Business Insider: Washington’s economy ranks No. 1 in the nation

seattle_skyline-1-680x380“We ranked the economies of all the states and DC on seven measures: Unemployment rates; GDP per capital; average weekly wages; recent growth rates for nonfarm payroll jobs; GDP; house prices; and wages,” Business Insider explained.

In ranking Washington state #1, Business Insider said:

“Washington state scored extremely well on most of our metrics. Its Q2 annualized Gross Domestic Product growth was a stunning 8.0 percent, by far the highest among the states and D.C.  The November 2015, average weekly wage of $1,073 was the second highest in the country, and was 5.6 percent higher than the weekly wage in November of 2014.”

Read the full report here. Washington slide here.

January 20, 2016