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Old 06-23-2015, 01:27 PM
 
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Are you talking about Seattle vs. the rest of the state? Or Western WA vs. Eastern WA? I assume you're talking about Western WA vs. Eastern WA since the OP specified the "Puget Sound (Western Washington)", not Seattle specifically.

If so, your comment is a massive over-simplification. King and Snohomish counties have low unemployment, but the rest of Western WA is about the same as Eastern WA, and worse than some areas.

https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employme...ployment-rates
More the Puget Sound Basin ("Pugetopolis") vs the rest of the state.

I wasn't just referring to unemployment rates, but wages and cost of living. SE Washington, for instance, has lower unemployment right now, but is generally rural with low population-density - wages and cost of living are generally lower.
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