Labor Market Information

About Spokane County

Spokane County is the economic engine of the Inland Northwest. Spokane boasts a skilled workforce and a well-established and robust regional education system. With a population that is growing faster than the national average, Spokane is on the map.

The city of Spokane is a vibrant urban center and is the second largest city in Washington State.  It is a transportation hub that is well connected by air, rail, and highways, and is also the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis. Spokane’s University District, located in the heart of downtown, is home to five major universities, two medical school programs, and top-notch community colleges.

WA State Map - Spokane Emphasis
Total Population
2023 | OFM estimate
$ 0
Average Annual Wage
2022Q4 | Lightcast
Total Labor Force
August 2023 | ESD preliminary estimate

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Targeted Industries

The Spokane Workforce Council carefully analyzes changes and trends within the regional labor market and economy to determine its targeted industries.

We choose targeted industries based upon livable wages at middle skills, strength of the industry in our local economy, and career opportunities available in the industry.

10,375 employed | $100,602 average wage
46,176 employed | $60,741 average wage
16,663 employed | $62,923 average wage
11,020 employed | $52,929 average wage
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