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The economy is marked by steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.

United States Government Constitution established on the 17th of September in 1787, effective 4 March 1789

Washington Latitude Facts: 47.3917 and Washington Longitude Facts: -121.5708

United States Government Legislative branch bicameral Congress consists of the Senate (100 seats, 2 members are elected from each state by popular vote to serve six-year terms; one-third are elected every two years) and the House of Representatives (435 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms); elections: Senate - last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); House of Representatives - last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 49, Republican Party 49, independent 2; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 233, Republican Party 202.

United States People Literacy (%) definition: age 15 and over can read and write; total population: 99%; male: 99%; female: 99% (2003 estimate)

Washington's County Facts:

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United States Economy Budget revenues: $2.568 trillion; expenditures: $2.73 trillion (2007 estimate)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook