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Food Insecurity and COVID-19

Food Insecurity and COVID-19

Feeding America creates projections for 2020
2020 has presented us with more than a few unique challenges. The most strenuous are likely those existing before the COVID-19, ultimately made worse by the pandemic. The most concerning are any increased challenges to the most basic necessities of life: food, clothing, and shelter. Every year...
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Unemployment Insurance Claims

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Initial claims by county and industry sector
In the United States during 2020, numbers for both job creation and job losses have been in the millions and tens-of-millions. While both are part of the economic impact of COVID-19, the national unemployment rate reached 14.7% during April, 2020. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
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Electric Vehicles in Washington State

Electric Vehicles in Washington State

Dashboard of currently registered in WA counties
When something is the first, there is no need to put a number after it – until there is more than one. Examples include the modern Olympic Games, movies with a sequel, and the Sony PlayStation. The same can be said for an Industrial Revolution. While the term has somewhat come...
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Taxable Sales per Capita in Retail Trade Sector

Outperforming the region but shifting locally

Since the Great Recession, many adjustments in consumer spending habits have occurred. Tracking the trends of how retail spending has changed over time can shed light on how the local economy is doing. One way is through retail sales...
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Total Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Year-to-year increases in licensed manufacturers

Often a strong agriculture sector goes hand-in-hand with processing crops into marketable foods. More importantly, when agriculture and food and beverage manufacturing sectors are prevalent in an area, employment is usually steady and...
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Employment in the Local Healthcare Sector

3rd largest sector, by employment, is growing

Healthcare in the greater Wenatchee area has come a long way in the past 15 years. As Indicator 2.3.3 shows, it is now the third largest sector, measured by employment. Only agriculture and government are larger. The share taken by...
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