TABLE 3-A
                                
              COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
             3RD QUARTER, 1995 TO 3RD QUARTER, 1996
                             ($000)
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                                                         Percent                                  3rd
     County          3rd Quarter, 1995 3rd Quarter, 1996  Change

     Adams                 $   50,722     $   43,114     -15.0%
     Asotin                    30,328         32,243       6.3
     Benton                   331,272        337,614       1.9
     Chelan                   219,984        229,148       4.2
     Clallam                  156,202        152,983      -2.1
     Clark                    672,505        722,356       7.4
     Columbia                   6,291          6,241      -0.8
     Cowlitz                  252,217        241,220      -4.4
     Douglas                   57,717         59,169       2.5
     Ferry                     10,408         11,334       8.9
     Franklin                 133,893        138,609       3.5
     Garfield                   3,676          3,790       3.1
     Grant                    179,085        184,314       2.9
     Grays Harbor             176,032        161,228      -8.4
     Island                   100,724        108,709       7.9
     Jefferson                 58,081         60,217       3.7
     King                   6,448,784      6,862,419       6.4
     Kitsap                   453,926        483,553       6.5
     Kittitas                  77,748        101,101      30.0
     Klickitat                 28,141         27,061      -3.8
     Lewis                    191,096        191,051       0.0
     Lincoln                   31,337         22,792     -27.3
     Mason                     73,747         75,758       2.7
     Okanogan                  87,407         86,495      -1.0
     Pacific                   51,571         42,779     -17.0
     Pend Orielle              18,374         17,350      -5.6
     Pierce                 1,536,447      1,603,278       4.3
     San Juan                  58,817         61,766       5.0
     Skagit                   305,534        314,395       2.9
     Skamania                  14,199         16,851      18.7
     Snohomish              1,362,380      1,424,505       4.6
     Spokane                1,157,237      1,204,889       4.1
     Stevens                   58,375         57,786      -1.0
     Thurston                 496,329        505,355       1.8
     Wahkiakum                  5,453          3,467     -36.4
     Walla Walla              111,196        105,796      -4.9
     Whatcom                  446,045        465,129       4.3
     Whitman                   80,571         92,444      14.7
     Yakima                   493,369        517,255       4.8

     TOTAL                $16,027,220    $16,775,564       4.7%
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