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Married Couples Living in the State Both Were Born In

Married Couples Living in the State Both Were Born In

How about married couples born in a different state, or country?
The phrase describing getting married as “settling down” still refers to planting roots. To some couples, planting roots means doing so straight into the ground. They have no plans to ever live in widely varying locations. To other couples, planting...
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U.S. Census: Small Business Pulse Survey Dashboard

U.S. Census: Small Business Pulse Survey Dashboard

Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses
The pandemic has certainly created its own news cycle, within it are many stories on the impact it’s had on small businesses across the U.S. There are the stories interviewing an individual who already had to temporarily shut down their business turning into...
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Local Area Unemployment Summaries Dashboard

Local Area Unemployment Summaries Dashboard

by Washington State Employment Security Division
While we won’t argue this is the flashiest data interactive we’ve highlighted here, it still provides an easy way to consume more than a handful of information. Authored by the Washington State Employment Security Division, the Local...
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Local Entrepreneurship Slipping?

Firm growth is down but appearances are deceiving

Entrepreneurship is rightly celebrated in the U.S. Every large company began as a small one. And every small company started as the gleam in the eye of its founder(s). Yet, economic success can be precarious, as the fate of companies...
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Closing the "Digital "Divide"

Internet connectivity now vital for many households

The coronavirus pandemic has driven many commercial and educational activities online, making internet connectivity vital for many households. Many workers have transitioned to telecommuting while students have been asked to engage in remote...
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Quarterly Taxable Retail Sales

Helping measure the strength of local economies

If the Beatles song was written about taxable retail sales instead of the person collecting the taxes, well, it might not be surprising if none of us had ever heard of the Beatles. Yet, we would still be on the hook for our rightful share of taxes we owe. While there are...
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