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State wage increase skewed by King County

State wage increase skewed by King County

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington workers are getting paid a bit more, but the trend upward is skewed by King County tech jobs.

The state’s average annual wage went up 2 percent last year to about $52,600.

Jeff Robinson with the Employment Security Department says much of it comes from a surge in higher-paying tech jobs in the Seattle area.

Industries with the highest wage growth include company management, arts and recreation, and retail trade.

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