The State of Working Washington 2009: The path out of recession and into prosperity for Washington's families

Publication Date: December 2009

Publisher: Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): Marilyn Watkins; Abraham Bae; Noah Giansiracusa

Research Area: Economics; Government

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington


A new analysis of Washington’s economy reveals that many hallmarks of middle-class life – owning a home, sending the kids to college, having health care, and building a retirement nest egg – have become increasingly unattainable for local families. How will state leaders respond? The State of Working Washington 2009 examines these and other economic trends, and offers an agenda for shared prosperity to position Washington State and its people for future economic growth.