The Washington State Self Sufficiency Report has been released by the University of Washington. The report details how much families must make to meet essential family needs on a county-by-county basis. Additionally, it tracks how the cost of providing for these basic needs on a year over year basis. It will come as no surprise to those in Snohomish County that we have seen the second largest increase in the cost of living expenses in Washington State, second only to King County. At the same time the cost of living has increased dramatically, incomes have lagged, creating a growing challenge to Snohomish County and Washington State residents.
Read the full report here.