The first of the Baby Boomers turn 75 years old this year. As they have done with every stage of their lives, the Boomers will have an impact on economic geography as they enter the 75-plus age group.
Overall, retailing of merchandise is higher than pre-pandemic levels, as households spend more of their money on goods and less on services.
Economists have been predicting that the recovery from the pandemic recession would hit a wall, and we have hit that wall in Washington.
After six months we have a pretty good idea what sectors are are going to struggle for another year or two. Focusing on occupations makes it easier to encourage the unemployed to take their skills to new sectors that have stronger growth prospects
About 40 percent of the people behind bars in Washington State are housed in county jails. These people might be in jail for only a day or two before posting bail or may be serving a sentence of up to one year.