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9. Washington

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The Evergreen State is welcoming, and one of the easiest to vote in. But high costs will leave you low on funds.

Economic Profile

Governor: Jay Inslee, Democrat

Population: 7,693,612

GDP growth (Q1 2021): 6%

Unemployment rate (May 2021): 5.3%

Top corporate tax rate: None (levies a gross receipts tax)

Top individual income tax rate: None

Gasoline tax: 49.40 cents/gallon

Bond rating (S&P): AA+, stable

Major private employers: Costco Wholesale, Microsoft

Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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