WPC's Center for Small Business focuses on improving Washington's small business climate by working closely with business owners and policymakers. The Center provides accurate information and analysis on the state's regulatory climate, tax structure, health insurance systems, and more.
Erin Shannon, Director, Center for Small Business, September, 2012
The problem of stubbornly high unemployment continues to dominate the policy debate both nationally and in Washington state. Holding steady at 8.5%, Washington’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average and is 14th highest in the nation.
Young workers in Washington fare even worse. Our state’s teen unemployment rate is tied for sixth highest among the fifty states at 28.7%. The national teen unemployment rate is 23.8%.
Washington Policy Center is pleased to co-present the Washington State Microenterprise Association's Entrepreneurship Symposium October 25-26 in Tacoma.
You won't want to miss out on an exciting opportunity to convene with community-minded service providers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to share, learn and discuss the role of micro and small business in economic recovery and our combined capacity to serve entrepreneurs across Washington.