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United States Health Indicator Map

United States Health Indicator Map

Interactive map illustrates three important health indicators

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), a research organization based at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, provides a US Health Map consisting of important health indicators, including life expectancy, mortality rates, and risk factors...
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COVID-19 and American Life

COVID-19 and American Life

How the pandemic impacted critical elements of American life

USAFacts, a data initiative that provides data on the American population and government, recently published an article entitled “Eight Ways the Pandemic Affected American Life in Data”. This article compiles several data points demonstrating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Shares of Renewable Energy

Shares of Renewable Energy

Production of renewable energy across the globe

The data visualization and infographic site Information is Beautiful has published an enlightening visualization on the use of renewable energy across the globe. Renewable energy is defined as any energy collected from naturally replenished resources. However, renewable does not...
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Trends In Action

Annual Taxable Retail Sales

Unprecedented spending in 2021

What can we make off the blow-out performance of retail sales in Walla Walla County last year? The Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) recently released its 2021 results and they delivered a shockingly large increase. As Trends indicator 1.2.1 reveals, taxable retail sales slightly exceeded $1.5 billion...
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Concentration of Employment

A slowly changing economy in Walla Walla

Over the past decade, little has changed in the concentration of sectors in Walla Walla’s economy. The share of total employment taken up by the largest five sectors averaged 71% in 2021. In 2012, the share was 70.7%. This measure gives a sense of the diversification of the Walla Walla economy, as measured by jobs...
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Total Population Growth

Walla Walla fares better than Washington state

From 2020 to 2022, the population of Walla Walla County increased by only 41 people. When compared to the total population of 62,625, that works out to be a 0% increase over a two-year span. Walla Walla Trends 0.1.1 compares the total population and rate of growth for the county benchmarked against the state from 1984 to 2022...
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Net Jobs Created

A return to stable job growth after the pandemic

As economists continue to sort through the data to better understand the impact of the pandemic, one of the measures they use to assess economic performance is job creation. Because detailed data is not available on new hires or separations, net jobs created can be imputed from the total change in the annual average number of people...
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