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WA-List is the place for lists about anything and everything Washington State Explore the site!

  • The most RECENT POSTS are listed in the right margin. >>>
  • We rank our most popular posts in TOP LISTS.
  • Browse ALL the lists by date or topic — popular or not — using NAVIGATE.
  • Enter a keyword, name, or town in our SEARCH BOX in our top-of-the-page masthead.
  • Check out “GUEST LISTS,” contributed by people with particular expertise or experience.
  • Discover festivals, fairs, concerts, and more  on our WASHINGTON EVENTS CALENDAR.
  • Get basic facts quickly using our state & county FACT SHEETS. They’re great for students!
  • Our on-location street portrait photography can be found at NORTHWEST PEOPLE.
  • And catch the QUICK LISTS on this page just below the green divider.

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Add your comments to our lists. Share them with friends on your sites. Washington’s my home. I’ve traveled the state thoroughly and picked up lists along the way. I continue to seek new lists and collaborate with interesting guests for still more. I hope you enjoy them! -Steve Campion, The List Guy


UNEMPLOYMENT: 5 best & 5 worst county rates

Columbia 11.1%
Franklin 11.3%
Ferry 10.9%
Stevens 10.9%
Pend Oreille 10.9%
statewide 6.2%
San Juan 5.9%
Asotin 5.6%
Whitman 5.1%
Snohomish 4.5%
King 4.1%

Most recent unemployment rates (Dec, 2014, not seasonally adjusted); western counties in green, eastern counties in brown. Data source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Last 10 Games Next Game
8-2 Sept
3-3-4 Mar 8
5-5 Apr 6
3-7 Jun 6

Virtual standings compare our 4 major pro teams by their last 10 non-exhibition games and places them in a single division as if they compete against each other. Logos link to team schedules.

1. Bill Gates, business exec
2. Marshawn Lynch, athlete
3. Chris Pratt, actor
4. Russell Wilson, athlete
5. Kurt Cobain⚑, musician
6. Melinda Gates, philanthropist
7. Dave Grohl, musician
8. Pete Carroll, coach
9. Richard Sherman, athlete
10. Jimi Hendrix>⚑, musician

We review many news sources and run the numbers through an algorithm to create the best estimated ranking of Washingtonians being written about by journalists, columnists, and bloggers. For the sake of this list we define Washingtonians as people who were born, lived, or made their mark in the state.