Tariff hike hurts American workers, consumers

“Forty percent of jobs in the state depend on trade. In Snohomish County, where I was born and raised, 60 percent of all jobs are tied to trade,” he said. According to a recent report from the US-China Business Council, Washington State’s goods exports to China in 2018 totaled US$12.1 billion, down 12.4 percent from 2017, due to headwinds from the US-China trade dispute. The report also showed the state’s goods exports to China surged by 108 percent from 2009 to 2018, while its goods exports to the rest of the world increased by 38 percent.