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By Lou Marzeles

County third is state in fastest income growth


September 27, 2017

Klickitat County has the third fastest-growing income in Washington State, ranking 214th among counties in the country, according to a report issued by Smart Asset, a company specializing in financial data analysis.

Under the heading “Most Paycheck Friendly Places,” SmartAsset lists Klickitat County as having an average semi-monthly paycheck of $1,687. Its purchasing power is 1.55 times that figure, arrived at by dividing household income by the local cost of living. The unemployment rate in the county is shown as 7.2 percent, while its income growth is indicated at 4.3 percent. The county shows a growth index rate of 62.04 percent.

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