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Average annual wages grew slightly in a number of sectors between 2008 and 2009. However, growth rates have been consistently lower since the beginning of the recession.
Nationally, wage growth has fallen from an average rate above 5.0% to 3.0% or even lower for some job categories. Sluggish income growth impacts households and families as well as the struggling economy overall.
|2009 Average Annual Wages by Sector, Washington|
|Sector||Average Annual Wage|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting||$23,653|
|Arts, Entertainment, Recreation||$25,514|
|Health Care, Social Assistance||$43,557|
|Real Estate, Rental, Leasing||$46,374|
|Transportation and Warehousing||$46,464|
|Finance and Insurance||$71,305|
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