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OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the remainder of the 2021–23 state budget have increased by nearly $762 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

“Revenue collections exceeded expectations since the last forecast, suggesting that the anticipated slowdown has not occurred yet,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the...

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State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $762 million; 2023–25 forecast increased by $681 million

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the remainder of the 2021–23 state budget have increased by nearly $762 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

“Revenue collections exceeded expectations since the last forecast, suggesting that the anticipated slowdown has not occurred yet,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. “Uncertainties remain, but current data indicate an upward revision to the revenue forecast.” 

State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $43 million, 2023–25 decreased by $495 million

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by about $43 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The increased revenue estimate is about a 0.07% increase over the previous forecast. Total Near General Fund revenues are now projected at nearly $63.2 billion for the current two-year state budget cycle, which began July 1, 2021.

Washington tops 7.8 million residents in 2022

Washington’s population grew by 158,100 people since the 2020 decennial census April 1, 2020, largely due to migration. This means Washington grew to an estimated 7,864,400 people as of April 1, according to annual estimates that the Office of Financial Management prepared.

The state’s total population change was 97,400 since last year, which fell just below the last decade average of 98,200 per year. King County is the main contributor of that growth, adding 30,700 people this year, compared to an average of 33,800 people per year between 2010 and 2020.

State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $1.46 billion

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by a net of nearly $1.46 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

“Continued strong revenue collections and high inflation have again resulted in increases in the revenue forecast,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $1.45 billion

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by about $1.45 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

"Continued strong revenue collections and real estate transactions combined with higher inflation have resulted in an increase in the revenue forecast,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

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State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $927 million

Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by more than $927 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

“Trends in collections are still improving though there are some uncertainties on the horizon,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

Total Near General Fund revenues are now projected at $59.3 billion for the current two-year state budget cycle, which began July 1.

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State population steadily increases, tops 7.7 million residents in 2021

Washington’s population growth steadily increased by 61,600 people in 2021, launching the state into one of the most unique population estimate years because of delayed census data and COVID-19 impacts. As of April 1, 2021, Washington now tops 7,766,925 residents, with most of the growth concentrated in larger cities across the state.

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