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The State of Working Washington 2008

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Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): Marilyn P. Watkins; Cara Saunto

Funder(s): Economic Policy Institute

Funder(s): Economic Policy Institute

Topic: Economics (Economic conditions)
Labor (Employment and labor supply)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Washington


This analysis of Washington's economy reveals that strong job growth over the past three years wasn't enough for many workers to dig out of the economic hole created by Washington's last recession. Having failed to regain income levels and workplace benefits they once enjoyed in 2000, most middle-income families are ill-prepared to face another downturn.