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RETAIL FACTS & FIGURES

The retail industry plays a major role in support of the Washington State economy. Taxes from sales account for nearly half of state general fund revenues. The trade industry composed of retailers and wholesalers employs the second highest number of residents of all state job categories.

RETAIL STOREFRONTS

Including sole proprietors, there are nearly 38,000 storefronts across the state, or nearly 2 retailers for every square mile in the state.
Department of Revenue

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RETAIL SUPPORTED JOBS

One in four jobs is supported by the retail industry.
National Retail Federation

2016 RETAIL SALES

Washington consumers generated $124.8 billion in total 2014 taxable retail sales.
Department of Revenue

TOTAL STATEWIDE TAXABLE SALES

ANNUAL STATEWIDE RETAIL EMPLOYMENT

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE (July 2017)  (Dec-2014)

How Gas Prices Impact Spending (July 2017)

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