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Brookings Data Now: Which U.S. County Pays Most in Taxes?

In this edition of Brookings Data Now: a century since World War I; outlook for real GDP growth in 2014; what U.S. county pays the most in taxes?; and people working older.

1914

The year World War I started

Find out how the world in which the Great War that started a century ago resembles that of today.

2.5%

The consensus outlook for real GDP growth in 2014

Real GDP growth has averaged about 2 percent over the past three years.

$66,576

Average income taxes paid in Teton Co., Wyoming

Home of Jackson Hole ski resort, the county ranks highest in taxes paid, and second in taxes paid as share of income.

1.5%

Increased labor force participation of 60-64 year olds over the last five years (2007-12)

The rate of participation is accelerating, since in the years 1989-2007 it was 0.4 percentage increase annually.

 

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