Contact the state economist

Paul Turek is the economist for statewide information.  Paul provides analysis of state labor market trends and conditions with each new release of monthly data, and prepares an annual review of state and national economic events each year.  He answers questions pertaining to the statewide labor market.

Paul Turek, Ph.D.

Paul TurekState Economist
Labor Market and Economic Analysis
Employment Security Department
360-706-3044 (office)

Paul is the economist for statewide information.

We also have six regional economists serving local labor markets in Washington. Regional economists can help you find and use labor-market data, fulfill special data requests and answer questions about the labor market in your area. They serve professionals and organizations in their areas for WorkSource offices, workforce development councils, non-profit organizations, higher education, businesses and the news media.