A world-class workforce.
Washington State has a superior workforce, especially in the aerospace, advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information and communication technology, life sciences/global health and maritime sectors.
Following is a brief overview of Washington’s workforce: One of the unique aspects of our workforce training programs is the use of innovative private-public partnerships where businesses and educators work together to develop training programs that not only meet current employment needs but future needs as well. This close alignment and spirit of cooperation ensure a steady supply of highly educated, highly skilled workers.
Following is a brief overview of Washington’s workforce:
|Minimum Wage||$13.69/hour (Jan. 2021)|
|Average Commute (statewide)||27.9 minutes|
|Average Commute (Puget Sound area)||31 minutes|
|Adults with High School Diploma||91.1%|
|Adults with a Bachelor Degree||21.6%|
|Adults with a Graduate Degree||12.5%|
|S&E Workers (% of workforce)||5.83%|
|Engineers (% of workforce)||1.72%|
|S&E Degrees (as % of total degrees conferred)||32.9%|
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