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While recessions have nearly wiped out job gains of the past decade, the same cannot be said of Washington’s working age population.
Interstate migration was slowed but not stopped by the combined financial and housing crises, which forced many people to stay put when they otherwise would relocate. The Washington State Office of Financial Management estimates that in 2010, only 26,000 people moved to Washington – 13,000 less than in 2009 and nowhere near the decade high of 81,000 in 2006.
Yet the gap between jobs and potential workers is steadily widening.
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