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The King County Benchmark Program is not currently being updated with new data.  The program is being revised to align with the newly updated King County Countywide Planning Policies. Updates of our progress in revising the Benchmark Program will be provided here.

The King County Countywide Planning Policies state: "Jurisdictions should cooperatively create an environment which sustains the economic vitality of the region and which contributes to manageable economic growth. Jurisdictions shall recognize that King County is part of a larger regional economy, which is strongly linked by trade to the national and international economies."

The Benchmark Program tracks the following outcomes of the Countywide Planning Policies related to economic vitality:

  • Promote family-wage jobs
  • Increase income and reduce poverty
  • Increase business formation, expansion, and retention
  • Increase jobs that add to King County's economic base
  • Increase educational skill levels

Explore the indicators of King County's economy by selecting from the navigation bar to your left.

Diagram of outcomes and indicators in the Economy policy area

Real wages per worker Per capita income and median household income Percentage of population below poverty rate Number of new businesses created Number of new jobs created by sector High school cohort graduation rate Employment in industries that export from the region Educational background of adult population