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  • Kitsap County profile

    Kitsap County profile

    by Jim Vleming, regional labor economist - updated October 2017

    Overview | Geographic facts | Outlook | Labor force and unemployment | Industry employment | Wages and income | Population | Useful links

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    Kitsap County, originally part of King and Jefferson counties, is the northern end of the Kitsap peninsula, jutting into the Puget Sound positioned between the Olympic Peninsula to the west and King County to the east. It is located …

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  • Klickitat County profile

    Klickitat County profile

    by Scott Bailey, regional labor economist - updated November, 2017

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    Klickitat County is located in south central Washington. It was once home to the Klickitat and Wishram tribes. Non-Indian settlers began arriving in the 1850s. The economic history of the county includes sheep and cattle raising, …

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  • Skamania County profile

    Skamania County profile

    by Scott Bailey, regional labor economist - updated November 2017

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    Skamania County is located about 40 miles east of the Portland metro area, in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Almost 90 percent of the county is timberland, mostly within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Much of the non-timber …

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  • Kittitas County profile

    Kittitas County profile

    by Don Meseck, regional labor economist - updated October 2017

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    Kittitas County is in the center of the state, 100 miles east of Seattle across the Cascade Mountain Range. The county is bordered by Chelan, Grant and Yakima counties. With 2,297 square miles, it is one of the largest counties in the …

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  • Benton County profile

    Benton County profile

    by Ajsa Suljic, regional labor economist - updated September 2017

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    Benton County, named after Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, was created from eastern Yakima and Klickitat counties in 1905. The county is located in southeastern Washington at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers. …

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  • Island County profile

    Island County profile

    by Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D., regional labor economist - updated October 2017

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    Island County is situated in the Salish Sea in Northwest Washington. As its name suggests, it is made up of several islands. The two largest are Whidbey and Camano. Island County is the second smallest county in …

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  • Clark County profile

    Clark County profile

    by Scott Bailey, regional labor economist - updated November, 2017

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    Clark County is located in southwest Washington on the Columbia River, roughly 100 miles upstream from the Pacific Ocean. It is the fifth most populous county in the state, and has a large employment base that has been diversifying …

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  • Cowlitz County profile

    Cowlitz County profile

    by Scott Bailey, regional labor economist - updated December, 2017

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    Cowlitz County is located on the Columbia River, adjacent to the Portland metropolitan area. The county has two active ports, a highly-productive wood-products industry, two paper mills, a diverse manufacturing base and good rail and …

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  • Adams County profile

    Adams County profile

    by Donald W. Meseck, regional labor economist - updated June 2015

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    Adams County is the 14th largest county in Washington state, and covers 1,925 square miles. Located in southeastern Washington, it is bounded by Lincoln County on the north, Whitman to the east, Franklin to the south and Grant on the …

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  • Adams County profile

    Adams County profile

    by Donald W. Meseck, regional labor economist - updated November 2017

    Overview | Geographic facts | Outlook | Labor force and unemployment | Industry employment | Wages and income | Population | Useful links

    Overview

    Regional context

    Adams County is the 14th largest county in Washington state, and covers 1,925 square miles. Located in southeastern Washington, it is bounded by Lincoln County on the north, Whitman to the east, Franklin to the south and Grant on the …

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