Washington ranks No. 2 in wage growth since 2007

Washington ranked second among the states in wage growth since just before the recession began in 2007, according to an analysis of federal data.

More than 10 years have passed since the start of the Great Recession, the longest and deepest downturn in the economy since the Great Depression. The median income in 2007, just before the recession, was $58,149 in 2016 dollars. It took until 2016 to reach that level again…

We dug into data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out. You can see how the top five states stacked up in the graphic…

The report shows Washington’s greatest wage growth came in the information sector, which saw an increase of 67 percent in weekly wages.