Washington GDP size and rank

The economy of Washington posted a real GDP growth rate of 2%.

Washington economic development and output

The economic output of the state of Washington was $323 billion in 2008. That figure is based on current 2008 dollars (nominal GDP), while the inflation adjusted GDP, real GDP, based on prices in the year 2000, was $265 billion in 2008, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The data for economic growth show Washington GDP grew at 4% in nominal terms in 2008 compared to 2007, in real terms the growth was 2%.

During the years of 2000-2008, Washington GDP grew at an annual rate of 4.8% in nominal terms and in real terms the economy grew by 2.2%.

Washington economy rank

The Washington economy is the 14th largest in the United States, behind Massachusetts and ahead of Maryland.


Government led all sectors in the state's economy. Government contributed $46.9 billion in economic development in 2008, that's 14.5% of the total economic output of Washington.

Real estate

Coming in second adding $45.3 billion, the real estate sector was responsible for 14% of the Washington economy in 2008.

Manufacturing, information, retail trade

Manufacturing accounted for 9.9% of the economic output with a contribution of $32 billion.

Ranking fourth and fifth biggest sectors in the state were information $25.5 billion and retail trade $22.7 billion, respectively.

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