The Washington Roundtable today released an update to its Benchmarks for a Better Washington.
The Benchmarks that tells us exactly how Washington ranks on a set of 13 key data points, as compared to the other 49 states. Our goal? Make Washington a top 10 state for quality of life and innovation while ensuring it is not one of the 10 most expensive states in which to do business.
The infographic accompanying the release makes it easy to see how Washington is doing. The state ranks in the top 10 on four indicators: private sector job creation (4th), patent generation (5th), student achievement in math (7th), and electricity rates (1st).
And, it ranks in the bottom 10 on two indicators: unemployment insurance tax rates (45th) and workers’ compensation benefits paid (50th).
For more information, see the Fact Sheet.
Like our Opportunity Scorecard, the Benchmarks for a Better Washington provide policymakers useful information for expanding Washington’s culture of opportunity and shared prosperity.