Are you a local food manufacturer? If so, Medford Food Co-op, Oregon University and Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center would like to hear from you! They are considering offering a new course: Take Your Recipe to Market in 2018 to walk you and others like you through the process of effectively marketing your product. If […]
Benton and Washington counties had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August at 3.5 percent. Grant County (6.4%) registered the highest rate for the month. Crook (6.1%), Josephine (5.9%), and Curry (5.9%) counties also had some of the highest unemployment rates in the state this month. Nine of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide rate of 4.1
The July 2017 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Idiosyncratic shocks to underlying index components created a volatile month for the regional measures of activity. Highlights of this… Continue Reading →
Oregon’s open beaches, rugged mountains, and grape-filled hillsides make it a popular destination for visitors. But there’s something else about Oregon that attracted nearly 111,000 people from out of state in 2014 – jobs. Roughly 7 percent of people who make their living in Oregon, make their home in some other state. Not surprising to anyone driving the bridges over the Columbia River during
Oregon’s population continues to grow, led by migration to the state. Housing availability for both buyers and renters has become a concern in many local areas.
Oregon’s population added more than 600,000 residents between 2001 and 2016, averaging 1.1 percent growth per year during that time. The growth has not been evenly distributed across the state. Metropolitan areas in Oregon are growing
In August, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment dropped by 9,500 jobs, following a revised gain of 7,400 in July. This was the first seasonally adjusted decline in seven months.
Oregon’s unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in August from 3.8 percent in July. The rate remained near its all-time low of 3.6 percent, reached this May.
The August jobs report indicates that Oregon’s
It’s in the Hops Served in Southern Oregon as well as 16 states and three countries, Caldera Brewing Company has been quietly revolutionizing beer-making in the Rogue Valley since 1991. The brewery made a name for itself in 2005 by becoming the first West Coast craft brewery to offer its brews in cans. It has […]
Measuring household income isn’t easy. Oregon has only one true median household income, which is unknown, but there are multiple ways to estimate it. Looking at median income instead of average (mean) income is helpful because the measure is less affected by households with extremely high incomes. Income distributions are skewed because they are bound by zero on the low end and essentially
Those brave enough to take on the responsibility of going into the danger rather than running away from it have earned a specific title all their own – Firefighter. With more than 12,000 firefighters in Oregon, both volunteer and career, these men and women who serve their communities do so without question.
In order to become a firefighter candidate, one must undergo extensive physical and
The July 2017 State of Oregon Economic Indexes was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Oregon’s economy held strong in July. Highlights of this month’s report include: The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity stood… Continue Reading →