Forum Post: Out of Touch: The wealthiest MSA is.......Washington DC, ahead of Silicon Valley (San Jose)
Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 19, 2011, 7:26 p.m. EST by greentara
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The average income in DC totaled $85k. Total compensation for federal workers including all benefits averaged $126k according to the commerce department. Unemployment in DC averaged 6.1% vs 9.1% for the nation. Furthermore, the Center for Responsive Politics states that $3.51b was spent on lobbying last year with DC home to most of the 13k registered lobbyists. My math says thats $271k/lobbyest. WASHINGTON DC IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH 99% of the COUNTRY!!