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(Source: Employment Security Department; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey)
In 2013, there were 21,973 jobs covered by unemployment insurance, with a total payroll of over $776.5 million.
The average annual wage was $35,340, below the state’s average annual wage of $53,029.
The median hourly wage in 2012 was $17.63, below the state’s median hourly wage of $21.64 and the state less King’s median hourly wage of $19.24. Clallam County ranked 11th in the state in its median hourly wage in 2012, the best rank it has held.
Personal income includes earned income, investment income, and government payments such as Social Security and Veterans Benefits. Investment income includes income imputed from pension funds and from owning a home. Per capita personal income equals total personal income divided by the resident population.
In 2012, the per capita personal income was $38,545, less than the state’s ($46,045) and the nation’s ($43,735). Clallam County ranked 16th in the state in its per capita personal income in 2012.
The median household income was $42,485 in 2012 according to U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts. The county’s median was less than the state’s ($57,573) and the nation’s ($51,371).
In 2008-2012, 13.5 percent of the population was living below the poverty level, higher than the state at 12.9 percent but lower than the nation (14.9 percent).
(Source: The Local Employment Dynamics)
The Local Employment Dynamics (LED) database, a joint project of state employment departments and the U.S. Census Bureau, matches state employment data with federal administrative data. Among the products is industry employment by age and gender. All workers covered by state unemployment insurance data are included; federal workers and non-covered workers, such as the self-employed, are not. Data are presented by place of work, not place of residence.
(Source: Employment Security Department)