Other pages about the topic: Forecasting & Research

Juvenile rehabilitation institutional population

Average Monthly
2019 415
2018 486
2017 487
2016 483
2015 438

Long-term economic forecast

This file contains long-term population, resident civilian labor force, employment and personal income projections for Washington state. In contrast to the short-term economic forecasts that focus on assessing business cycle conditions, long-term projections examine demographic trends, structural changes in industries, changes in production factors such as labor supply and capital investment and technology/productivity advances. Data are now forecast to 2040.


What is inflation?

Inflation has been defined as a process of continuously rising prices, or equivalently, of a continuously falling value of money. In other words, inflation causes the buying power of a dollar to decrease over time. A 15 cent hamburger in 1966 seems to us a lot cheaper than the 79-cent hamburger of today. But when the price of that 1966 burger is adjusted for inflation, the price is comparable.

Special subject estimates

Estimate of population with limited English proficiency (LEP) for the state and counties

At the request of a cross-agency working group headed by the Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities, OFM has produced these estimates at both the state and county level.